Feelings…nothing more than feelings: how emotional experience impacts visual perception

Throughout the day, our visual experiences reflect the rich details in our surroundings, enabling us to accurately understand and interact with the environment. Right? Wrong! This talk will discuss attention research that reveals the mental illusion that we call our visual experience. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role that emotional information plays in this ‘grand deception’ – How it influences what we “see” to the point where we fail to notice otherwise important parts of the world.

Presented by Jason Reiss, Assistant Professor of Psychology on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 12:30-1:30 pm, President’s Dining Room.  All are welcome to attend.