Program on brain and visual perception: "How Do We See?"

April 26, 2017

Members of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at Harvard are cordially invited to “How Do We See?”

The event will be held on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the House of the Academy in Cambridge, MA, followed by a reception, which begins at 5:00pm.

As we celebrate our hard-won knowledge about the brain and visual perception, we also hear that important fundamental questions have not been answered or even seriously addressed. Join us as our two speakers provide contrasting perspectives.
Charles Gilbert, Arthur and Janet Ross Professor of Neurobiology, The Rockefeller University, and Dale Purves, Geller Professor of Neurobiology Emeritus and Research Professor, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, will be the featured speakers. Ken Nakayama, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, will moderate the discussion.
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The event is free to attend and open to the public, but we do ask all participants to register online beforehand. For questions, please contact the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at
We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion on visual perception!