SWEET: Hocus Pocus Focus

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Science World at TELUS World of Science

1455 Quebec Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7

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FREE evening event for youth 13-18 at Science World!

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The Unconscious Mind: Attentional Research from the UBC Visual Cognition Lab

Join us for a fun, FREE evening to experience your mind "in the zone" and explore how you can train your brain to focus under pressure. Put your powers of concentration to the test with memory games, reaction time trials, EEG brain wave measurements, Virtual Reality and a featured LIVE show by the UBC Visual Cognition Lab AND a live Illusions show!

Galleries will be open to explore! The event will feature Science World's newest exhibition Cats and Dogs.

Triple O’s will be OPEN!

Schedule:

6:00 PM - Doors Open, Galleries and Triple O's Open!

6:20 PM - Welcome Show at The Peter Brown Family Centre Stage

6:35 PM - Explore Galleries and Participate in Mind Bending Experiments

7:15PM - Featured Live presentation by The UBC Visual Cognition Lab at the Science Theatre

7:40PM - Explore Galleries and Participate in Mind Bending Experiments

8:00 PM - Live Illusions Show at The Peter Brown Family Centre Stage

8:30 PM - Explore Galleries and Participate in Mind Bending Experiments

8:45 PM Closing Show and Prizes at The Peter Brown Family Centre Stage

9:00 PM Event Ends

Feature Presentation

The Unconscious Mind: Attentional Research by the UBC Visual Cognition Lab

When you brush your teeth or ride your bike, are you actually thinking about everything you are doing? When you are eating, do you think about every movement you take? We’re here to get you thinking about thinking.

The UBC Visual Cognition Lab directed by Dr. Ronald Rensink looks at phenomena related to these topics to study visual perception and attention. In our presentation we will be discussing our current projects to get you thinking about where your focus is and show you what you could be missing.

Sarah Thongprasert

Fourth year Psychology student, Manager of Visual Cognition Lab and Project leader for Ouija. I have been working on research with Dr. Rensink for almost three years and have helped develop interdisciplinary projects involved with cognitive systems and psychology.

Kushal Mohee

Fourth year Cognitive Systems - Computational Intelligence and Design Stream and leading my own variant of the Ouija Project focusing on ethical dilemmas. Curious keener about natural and artificial minds.

Tiffany Wu

Fourth year Psychology and Computer Science double major and project leader of Image Transitions and NOVA: Inattentional Blindness.

Sara Singh

Third-year Behavioural Neuroscience student and Volunteer of Ouija Project. Interested in implications of cognition in Neurological disorders such as somnambulism, Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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Science World at TELUS World of Science

1455 Quebec Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7

Canada

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