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Seeing Is Believing

April 4, 2018

side view of human skull with brain visible and wavelengths of light going across

How does our brain allow us to focus on specific objects or locations while blocking out others?  How well can our brain multi-task? Neuroscientist Marisa Carrasco explores how our minds process sensory inputs to make sense of the world around us and shape what we see.

About the Speaker

Marisa Carrasco

New York University professor Marisa Carrasco investigates the relation between the psychological and neural mechanisms involved in visual perception and attention. The recipient of multiple awards, including a National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), an American Association of University Women Fellowship, a Cattell Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Dr. Carrasco has been a senior editor of Vision Research and Journal of Vision. Her her research has been continuously supported by the NSF and the National Institutes of Health.

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