Why do you see one thing in an optical illusion while your friend might see something completely different? What is it about the brain that allows for these differences, and what can we learn about our brain function and behavior from animals? At this event, our speakers will explore the intricacies of how humans see the world and how they study perception, bias, and behavior using animals as different as dogs and octopuses.
DRI’s Mary Cablk, PhD, will share insights from her work with detection dogs. She will explore how an understanding of attention and perception in handlers influences the reliability of working dogs and the quality of data they collect.
UNR’s Gideon Caplovitz, PhD, will discuss the neuroscience of seeing and what can be learned about the brain from studying visual illusions, paying attention, and octopuses.
Together, their talks will help us consider the power and limits perception.