Splash at Northwestern

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Splash at Northwestern: Spring Splash May 27th, 2023!

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College: Northwestern University

Major: Communication Sciences&Disorders

Year of Graduation: 2017

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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.