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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cocoa and cool science



NEW HAVEN - Cognitive neuroscientist and Yale professor Marvin Chun will present "ILLUSIONS: What You See Is NOT What You Get," a Hot Cocoa/Cool Science Program, at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.

Chun researches visual attention, memory and perception, using neuroimaging and behavioral techniques to study how people perceive and remember visual information. His discussion will explore why people consciously perceive only a small portion of all of the sensory information that comes to then visually.

How does the brain limit visual perceptions? He also will touch on how visual information impacts short- and long-term memory.

Hot Cocoa/Cool Science is a continuing collaboration between Yale and the library to bring cutting edge science to the community. There is no charge for the program and cocoa will be served. Free parking is available. Registration is strongly recommended, online at www.guidezilla.com/nhfpl or call the library at 946-8835.

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