Sensation and Perception – Experiencing the World through our Brain

Sørensen, T. A. (Foredragsholder)

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We often assume that we see the world as it is and we rarely discover the individual nature of perception. In this symposium Thomas Alrik Sørensen will introduce the difference between sensation and perception using visual examples to demonstrate how the brain interprets the environment (e.g. the dress). Alexander Fjældstad will continue to talk about perception of smell and taste, how both training and innate reflexes can alter how we perceive flavour, and how this relates to the pleasure of food. Thomas Alrik Sørensen is associate professor in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology at Aalborg University. His research is broadly on visual perception and the interaction between the human brain and the environment, recently he has extended his research interests to synaesthesia and multi-sensory perception. Alexander Fjældstad is a medical doctor and ph.d.-student from Aarhus University & Oxford University, and part of the recently founded Flavour Institute. He is currently investigating how odours activate the brain and how the sense of smell can be used in a clinical setting, especially focused on the effects of olfactory training.
Periode19 aug. 2016
PlaceringCopenhagen, Danmark