Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture 2017

This year’s Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture will be given by Neuroscientist Dr Beau Lotto, Founder and CEO of Lab of Misfits Studio, the world’s first neuro-design studio.

The Science of Seeing Differently
Dr Beau Lotto, Lab of Misfits
Friday 3 November, 6 PM
University of Bristol, School of Experimental Psychology, Lecture Theatre 1, Priory Road Complex

Richard Gregory was a polymath, a great interdisciplinary thinker, a leading University of Bristol academic and an inspiration behind the formation of Bristol Vision Institute. This lecture is held in his memory.

In this lecture, The Science of Seeing Differently, Dr Lotto will reveal the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, by showing through unique real-world ‘experiential-experiments’ that perception is the foundation of human experience.

“We can’t always trust what we see, whenever we open our eyes we never see what’s there, we only ever see what was useful to see in the past.

We have two basic requirements for the Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture – firstly that it’s about exciting contemporary issues in Vision Science and secondly that it covers something that Richard would have enjoyed. Beau’s lecture will excite both specialist and non-specialist audiences and I am certain that Richard would have enjoyed it.

Professor David Bull, Director of BVI and Professor of Signal Processing at the University of Bristol

Beaus first exhibition Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking-glass was done alongside his mentor, Professor Richard Gregory, in We the Curious (At-Bristol), this exhibition invited young and not-so-young visitors to explore how their brains perceive visual images.

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The lecture theatre can be accessed via Woodland Road – main entrance doors next to 8 Woodland Road and an entrance offering level access to front of the lecture theatre. The lecture theatre can also be accessed from the main foyer/café of the Priory Road Complex (12 Priory Road) by proceeding to the right past PC lab 1D5.


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