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NYUMindBrain: Perception Debate
December 4, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The NYU Center for Mind, Brain, & Consciousness is sponsoring a debate between Brian Scholl and Gary Lupyan on whether there are significant top-down effects on perception.—
Gary Lupyan (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Brian Scholl (Yale University)
Thursday, December 4th, 4:30-6:30pm
5 Washington Place, Room 202, NYU
The NYU Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness announces the first
in a regular series of debates on foundational issues in the
This debate concerns whether there are top-down effects of cognition
on perception. More precisely: is visual perception influenced by
beliefs, desires, emotions, intentions, motivations, language
abilities, and/or action capabilities, or is it an autonomous module?
Gary Lupyan will argue for significant top-down effects, and Brian Scholl will
argue against them.
No registration is required. A reception will follow the event.