Schedule of Lectures & Conversations

May 16

Carleton Connects: Professor Seth Greenberg, Psychology

Let's Face It: Not all Faces Are Treated Equally

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
  • Carleton Connects: Professor Seth Greenberg (Audio)
  • Seth's Table Illusion
Professor Seth Greenberg

This program took place on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cognitive psychologists understand that our recognition of patterns (perceptions) in the world in which we live are a function not only of the information available in the external world, but processes, biases, goals and the stored information that already occupies our minds. Recognition of faces is one important example of how processing a visual pattern is subject to internal goals, biases, and expectations. 

Join Carleton Connects as we join Psychology Professor Seth Greenberg to present "Let's Face It: Not all Faces Are Treated Equally". He will examine research that looks at what influences face recognition and consider practical implications of these discoveries. At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions.

View the Presentation Handout

Not All Faces are Processed Equally: We see what we need to see (96 KB PDF Document)

Sponsored by Carleton Connects. Contact: Catherine K. Gardner, +1 641 777 7288