Seeing and Perceiving Hub

Event Details


UPDATE > Due to current government restrictions, regrettably we have had to make changes to the advertised Seeing & Perceiving hub event. All of the activity in now due to take place, online on our Facebook page. Please find below a schedule of activities for Saturday 24th October on Facebook. 

Have you ever wondered how the brain helps you see? Is what we see real? What does the brain actually look like? Explore the answers and how we see and perceive the world in these sessions.

11am – 12pm – Autism Friendly activities

11am – How Do These Images Make You Feel? Join Holborn Community Association to create a share yourpictures in response to four pictures aligned to different emotions

11.15am – Creating Origami Bees SOAS Origami give a demonstration of how to make a bee

11.30am – Cross Senses: Hearing with your eyes and seeing with your ears Explore the human brain’s complex aural and visual pathways with Florencia Iacaruso

11.45am – How Do These Images Make You Feel? Join Holborn Community Association to create a share yourpictures in response to four pictures aligned to different emotions

12pm – Seen / Unseen Conversations – Sound Explores the impact sound has on communication – particularly when visual communication is absent.

1pm – Seen / Unseen Conversations – Taste & Smell This tasty (and sometimes smelly!) session will explore the impact upon conversation of a wide selection of tastes.

2pm – Seen / Unseen Conversations – Touch & Physicality In this session the impact of both physical touch and position of our body whilst conversing is explored.

3pm – Seen / Unseen Conversations – Vision In this session, the impact of visual stimuli on verbal communication is explored.

3.45pm – Learning to see – Eyesight in Childhood Brought to us by the Institute for Child Health, a variety of fascinating talks and activities explore the development of vision and will explain how humans ‘learn’ to see.

4.50pm – Q & A with the Institute of Child Health

5pm – Visual Illusion Video 1: Colour and Blindness
with Professor Andrew Stockman of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

5.15pm – Sense About Science An introduction to INSIGHT, part of Health Data Research UK. Emily Jesper-Mir, from the charity Sense About Science, talks about the importance of evidence and scrutiny in public life and Mariya Moosajee, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Professor at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, talks about her cutting-edge work using stem cell technology to treat genetic eye diseases.

5.30pm – Visual Illusion Video 2: Depth and Shape with Professor Andrew Stockman of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

5.40pm –  MyEyeSite App – A short film focusing on a patient and public engagement event set up to help develop MyEyeSite.

5.45pm – Laura & Alessia – Andrew Webster, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Professor at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, talks alongside Alessia, a young patient, and Laura, her mother, about the need to collect patient data from across the globe to enable more research into rare eye diseases, which has led to the development of MyEyeSite, a pioneering new app.

6pm – MyEyeSite project – Dr Rosie Gilbert, Clinical Fellow and PhD research student at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, talks in more detail about the MyEyeSite project.

6.15pm – Visual Illusion Video 3: Geometric Pattern Illusions with Professor Andrew Stockman of the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

6.30pm – Synesthesia An exploration of synesthesia

6.45pm – In Conversation with Mr Nicholson 
Sue Durrell, author of ‘The Life of William Nicholson’ (whose 1800 experiment informed our clean energy concepts of today), interviews Mr Nicholson’s ‘ghost’ (played by Jules Date). Joined by UCell – electrochemical outreach group of UCL.

With thanks to INSIGHT (Health Data Research Hub), NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre, Holborn Community Association and SOAS Origami.

Seeing and Perceiving Hub