Faculty in the Field with Professor Don Katz set for March 30 in New York City
New York-area alumni are invited to attend a Faculty in the Field event on March 30 with Professor Don Katz, who will discuss our sensory brain in his lecture, “Apples to Apples: Just an Illusion.”
Professor Katz will show the sensory process in action, demonstrating how easy it is to change what something tastes like and even looks like. These demonstrations are not merely parlor tricks – what they reveal is that illusions, which we like to think represent our sensory systems malfunctioning, are in fact the very basis of perception.
The event, at Scandinavia House (58 Park Ave., between 37th and 38th streets), will open with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by his lecture and a Q & A at 7:15.
Marissa Pick ’07, co-president of the Alumni Club of New York City, is serving as event chair.
Admission is $15 per person. Space is limited.
Register by Thursday, March 23.