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Date 30 November 2017
Title Cafe Scientifique - How expectations about the world structure our perception
Speaker Dr Markus Bauer

30 November 2017 at 19:30pm, MadLab, Manchester, M4 1HN

When we perceive the world, our subjective perception is always the result of the integration of signals from the eyes, ears, or other sensory organs and stored memories as well as expectations about the future.

Specifically the latter aspect, how our expectations about the world structure the way we perceive the world, is the topic of this talk. This will be discussed on the one hand on a microscopic level, how our perceptual apparatus works, and on a more macroscopic level, with respect to its implications for wider society.


The speaker


Dr Markus Bauer is a neuroscientist and experimental psychologist at the University of Nottingham. After his studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, he did his PhD in the Netherlands, at the Donders Centre for Neuroimaging, and after several postdoctoral positions at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and at UCL/Wellcome Trust in London, he has joined the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham as a senior lecturer and research fellow. His work focuses on mechanisms of perception, brain oscillations and neuromodulation.