Seminar: 10/19 - Steve Mitroff
11:00 to 12:30 PM at:
Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Duke University
"The malleability of visual cognition: Effects of videogame expertise."
An important aspect of visual perception that has gone relatively understudied is how, and under what conditions, a perceiver can influence his or her own visual system. How can specific training regimens and prior experiences influence how and what one sees? In this talk, I will discuss my lab's recent and current research exploring the effects of video game experiences on visual perception. I will present our experiments which demonstrate in what ways action video game players differ from non-video game players, and what the differences may mean for basic visual processing as well as for society more broadly.