March 31, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 8PM, Secret Science Club presents Visual Neuroscientist Susana Martinez-Conde @ the Bell House, FREE!

Visual neuroscientist, author, and Scientific American Mind blogger Susana Martinez-Conde talks about perception, deception, and illusion.

Susana Martinez-Conde is director of the Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience at SUNY Downstate, blogger for the Illusion Chasers column at Scientific American Mind, co-author of the best-selling book Sleights of Mind, and an organizer of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Dr. Martinez-Conde has conducted groundbreaking research on fixational eye movements—our eyes are never still, even when our gaze is fixed on an object—and how these movements affect our vision, perception, and visual processing. She also researches the connections between art and visual science, and neuromagic, the relationship between neurobiology and stage magic. Dr. Martinez-Conde's research has been featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, Nature, and Wired.

Before & After
--Groove to eye-popping tunes
--Stick around for the brain-bending Q&A
--Try our tricky cocktail of the night, the Sleight of Mind

This now-you-see-it-now-you-don't edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, April 14, 8PM @ the Bell House149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm.  Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self! 

Art/Illusion from "Rotating Snakes" by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Department of Psychology, Ritsumeikan University

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