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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.—

DEBATE: 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
mind/brain sciences.

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.

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Details

Date:
December 4, 2014
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Venue

2nd floor seminar room, Philosophy Department, NYU (5 Washington Place)

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