Monday, January 02, 2012

TEDxPittsburgh - Michael Tarr - Everyday Halucinations

Michael Tarr is a cognitive scientist who studies the neural, cognitive, and computational mechanisms used by the brain to recognize objects and faces - and it turns our that our brains take some liberty with reality in doing so.

TEDxPittsburgh - Michael Tarr - Everyday Halucinations




Much of what we experience is illusion.

Michael is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology in Carnegie Mellon University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Co-Director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint project of Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. He is best known for his research into the neural, cognitive, and computational mechanisms underlying human object and face recognition. His work provides scientists with a better understanding of how the brain organizes itself with visual experience. The National Academy of Sciences has awarded him the Troland Award, given annually to recognize unusual achievement and further empirical research in psychology.
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