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The windows to the soul? - Human vision (Holmes Lectures for 10- to 14-year-olds)

Vision Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Wednesday 24 January 2018, 17:00 - 18:00

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Humans rely heavily on vision. Our brains process signals from our eyes to make sense of the world we see. But how do our brains do these feats? Is our vision accurate or can it sometimes be tricked? Much of our research focuses on colour vision, how the brain constructs colour and what colour adds to the visual experience. How do people who are ‘colour blind’ see the world and can some women see more colours than the rest of us?

This year’s Holmes Lectures are being delivered by vision researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience. Many species, including humans, rely on their eyes to provide information about the world around us. However, our eyes only receive very basic light signals. Processing these signals, putting them together, and making sense of it all is done in the brain. 

To register for free places, please e-mail the Public Lectures office:, or telephone: 0191 208 6093