Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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CAROLYN MURRAY, ESP Teacher




College: Northwestern University

Major: Comm Sci and Disorders

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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S272: The Power of Perception in Splash 2014 (Apr. 06, 2014)
Why do you think that kitten is cute? How could someone think a rubber hand is their own? How can a color make you taste apple or feel excited? The way in which we understand the world is controlled by our brain, which processes the information gathered by our 5 senses and then combines it into complex thoughts and actions. In this class we will explore the limitations of our perception through fun sensory illusions and experiments. We will also go into the neuroscience behind each illusion! Additionally we will have a guided discussion about social perception, mind-body connections, and the implications of individual differences in perception.