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Seminar Series: Kim Curby

Seminar Series: Kim Curby
Location:
Room 201-204, Level 2, McElwain (24)
Start:
3:00pm Friday, 8th April 2016
Finish:
4:00pm Friday, 8th April 2016

Speaker: Dr. Kim Curby (Macquarie University)

Topic: Skilled perception: Contributions of knowledge, emotion, and perceptual strategy

Due to illness, we have a late change to the seminar programme. Dr. Barnaby Dixon is unable to present. Instead, we now have a special guest from Macquarie University - Dr. Kim Curby.

What makes someone an “expert”? To many people, expertise is characterised as encyclopedic knowledge within a given domain. Others might rightly suggest that experts are also often characterised by a strong passion for their domain of expertise. In this talk, I will argue that many important features of expertise are also found at a perceptual level.  I will highlight ways in which extensive experience may enable one to literally “see” things differently. I will present findings from my lab that reveal clues about what underlies skilled visual processing, as well as evidence that accumulated knowledge and emotional investment influence such visual mechanisms. I will argue that understanding expert visual performance requires a broad understanding of the contributions of knowledge, emotion, and perceptual strategy, as skilled perception likely emerges via their interaction. 

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