A large portion of the human brain, around 30%, is involved in some way with our vision. The parts of the brain that help us see objects and connect them to what we believe them to be are referred to collectively as the visual brain. How are increased visual multitasking and stress from digital technology changing our visual brains and the kind of "low-level processing" that allows us to interpret visual experiences such as optical illusion?
Join us as Shiela Reaves, professor and director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at UW-Madison and member of the UW McPherson Eye Research Institute, shares her research surrounding the intersections of neuroscience and the visual brain. In an effort to understand the art of vision and return to the creative power of looking and observing, Reaves will explore the role the visual brain has in human art, culture, even survival.
Presented in partnership with the Mead Public Library Foundation, this Academy Talk is free and open to the public with advance online registration. Arrive early and join us for a 6:00 pm reception.
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