Saturday, May 10, 2014
Believing Isn't Always Seeing: How Hidden Brain Biases Influence Your Behavior
Do we see the world as it really is? Each second, we are flooded by colors, sounds, and feelings. Our brains are designed to filter out junk, but that filter may leave us blindsided by our brains. We will use The Discovery Channel's Head Games: Seeing Is Believing episode to guide us as we learn how and why our grasp on the world is not as sound as we may think.
This stunning high-definition movie will serve as the springboard for a lively discussion about the science behind the beauty and wonder of nature.
Nicolette Sullivan, a graduate student in Humanities and Social Sciences at Caltech, will introduce the film and guide the post-screening discussion.
Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs