Maartje C. de Young Dances Her PhD

How does your brain analyze incoming visual information? - Dance Your PhD contest 2010 from Maartje C. de Jong on Vimeo.


If you’re a PhD student with mad dancing skills, Science and TEDxBrussels have the contest for you. Dance Your PhD is again offering $1,000 for the best video. These three examples may provide just the inspiration you need to create your own masterpiece:

Maartje C. de Young dances How Does Your Brain Analyze Incoming Visual Information?

De Young’s dance shows what goes on in a brain that is processing visual information. DeYoung explains, “You look with your eyes, but you see with your brain!” What we see is based not only on the world around us but also on “inferences and assumptions.” For more the brain’s interpretation of the outside world, take a look at recent research from Steven L. Franconeri and Brian R. Levinthal in Psychological Science.

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