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Perceptual and Cognitive Illusions

June 18 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm

Perceptual and Cognitive Illusions - SummerFest 2019

Quirks of our Everyday Experience

Program: During the first few days of Off the Hook Arts’ SummerFest 2019, a select group of cognitive scientists from around the world will be convening in Fort Collins for a mini-conference on perceptual and cognitive illusions and other oddities of our everyday impressions and experiences. Many of the scientists in attendance are authors of interesting books. In fact, many of the attendees will be contributing chapters to an edited book under contract with Routledge called “Memory Quirks: The Study of Odd Phenomena in Memory,” and they will be convening to discuss their in-progress chapter contributions to this unique book. Others will be presenting their latest research on perception, memory and cognition and yet others will simply attend to hear about and discuss ongoing research and issues in the field.”

Members of the Public are Welcome to Attend pending seating availability. If interested, please email Anne.Cleary@colostate.edu to be added to a wait list, with admittance occurring on a first-come, first-serve basis, pending seating availability.

Open to the Public:

Surprising Tidbits on Life and Learning: A Panel Discussion on Lifelong Learning & Book Signing
Tuesday June 18th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Nancy Richardson Design Center, Rm. 210 (CSU Bookstore Rep on site)

  • Alan Castel, UCLA, author of: Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging
  • CSU’s Matthew Rhodes, Anne Cleary & Edward DeLosh, authors of: A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning: Practical Strategies from the Science of Learning
  • Mark McDaniel, Washington University in St. Louis, author of: Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Join us on June 19th at 12:00 for Stephen Macknik’s Viewpoint Series talk, Champions of Illusion. He will be signing his book, Champions of Illusion, just before and after the lecture.


June 18 @ 8:00 am
June 20 @ 5:00 pm
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CSU Nancy Richardson Design Center
522 West Lake Street- Design Exhange Room
Fort Collins, CO 80523 United States
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