Human cognitive neuroscience seminar
Speaker: Jasna Martinovic (University of Edinburgh)
Title: Can Cognition Influence Perception? Insights from Colour Categorisation
Abstract: In this talk, I discuss recent evidence that argues in favour of a more bi-directional link between perception and cognition, and against the currently predominant, overly simplistic account of colour categorisation’s effect on perception. It’s scheduled as a keynote at a relatively broad-themed psychology conference (current trends in psychology, Novi Sad, Serbia). I presume most people attending the talk will be cognitive psychologists, and quite a few will be postgraduate students. So I could really benefit from practicing it in our group meeting - I am keen to get feedback on bits that need to be explained better and bits that could potentially be cut as they go too much in depth. I am also looking forward to getting feedback on the work itself, especially as the third section of the talk covers as yet unpublished experiments on the acquisition of colour categories through perceptual learning, where I think there’s great expertise in our group.