|Title :||The President's Lecture No. 42: Excellence in Academia — online
The President's Lecture No. 42: Excellence in Academia — online
|Vision Impossible! |
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|Title ||: ||The President's Lecture No. 42: Excellence in Academia — online |
|Abstract ||: ||Vision is our primary sense, and knowledge of how the brain works has largely been driven by the study of the visual system. We experience the world like a detailed, seamless, real-time video stream. But in reality, shifts of gaze, occurring about 3 times each second, deliver data-dumps to the brain, most of the information coming from the portion of the image falling on the tiny central fovea of the eye. During each snapshot, the brain gathers, encodes and stores only a small fraction of the information from the eye. How can we account for the miraculous transformation of so little into so much? And if conscious awareness is largely invented, why do we need to be conscious of anything? |
|Speaker ||: ||Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, |
Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study,
Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Neuroscience
|Date & Time ||: ||19 November 2020 (Thursday), 1:00–2:15pm |
|Venue ||: ||The lecture will be conducted online. Participants can participate fully, interacting with the speaker during the Q&A session. |
|Language ||: ||English |
|Venue :||19/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
|Event Start Date :||2020-11-19 13:00
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