Illusions and Infarcts

Science Explorations - York University

Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3
Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016
York University 4700 Keele Street TorontoONCanada  M3J 1P3

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What's Included

This course is intended to give students a tour of the nervous system by way of examining the underlying physiological mechanisms of perceptual illusions in healthy humans and of behavioural deficits in patients with traumatic brain damage. We will use a litany of visual illusions to demonstrate the structural and functional organization of the human visual system, including the retina and cerebral cortex. This approach paints a picture of how the healthy human nervous system subserves various perceptual and cognitive function. The course also draws on the findings of researchers examining the effects of brain injury on perception, cognition, and memory. We will study various well-known patients and case-studies to gain insight into how brain injury effects basic psychological function via physiological trauma.

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Science Explorations offers fun, innovative and engaging camp programs designed to inspire youth and discover science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Based out of the Faculty of Science at York University, our camp programs use an discovery and inquiry-based learning approach that is focused on ‘learning by doing’. Our outreach model provides campers also get a chance to work in small groups on a variety of projects that will help foster problem solving, critical thinking, and an overall passion for STEM.

        Our camp takes place within the Faculty of Science at the Keele Campus of York University. Within the university environment, this gives campers the unique opportunity to learn and discover the amazing world of science and engineering . In each of our programs, whether in day-long workshops or  week-long camps, we enrich the learning experience with laboratory visits, faculty presentations, workshops and demonstrations from student groups, and much, much more!

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