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Are we in touch with reality?

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Richard Joiner discusses our experience of reality, and how versions of this reality may differ from person to person

  • 23 Oct 2019, 6.15pm to 23 Oct 2019, 7.15pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 10 West, University of Bath
  • This event is free

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?

Lecturer profile

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.

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10 West 2.47

10 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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