2015 Perception Lecture


Visual Perception research has been prevalent in Liverpool since the 1890s when Charles Sherrington, in between Nobel prize-winning experiments revolutionising our conception of the nervous system, did exciting work on the interactions of simultaneous contrast, critical flicker fusion frequency and binocular fusion. While Sherrington's visual experiments were narrowly focused, he always succeeded in establishing the broader significance of their results for our understanding of the nature of vision and human behaviour. It is this tradition of using laboratory research to provide insights into the nature of perception and action in the real world which we are continuing into the twenty-first century.

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