People think they are in touch with reality
Join Professor Richard Joiner, from the Department of Psychology, and discover how we are individually in touch with reality.
Psychology shows that what we experience as “reality” and what we remember is constructed on a moment to moment basis in the brain, and different brains may experience and remember the world differently. The lecture will try and answer the following questions:
- Is our experience of reality based solely on sensory information?
- Can our experience of reality be different from other people’s experience of reality?
- Are our memories accurate records of the past?
Professor Richard Joiner is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath.
His main area of research is the use of digital technology to support learning. He has long term interest in computer supported collaborative, with a particular interest in the role of technology for supporting the resolution of inter-individual conflict. He is currently interested in the use of tablet, such as the iPad, for supporting children’s learning of physics.