The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth

Dr Eleanor Bryant and members of the Division of Psychology are requesting “The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth”. This event will investigate the accuracy of our mind’s perception in an easily accessible way, using a variety of activities.

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in an eye witness testimony task, a personality test, try on beer goggles, and participate in a lie detection test to explore their mind’s perception. The event raises the question of trusting our perception, and looks at how different factors affect our experience of reality.

Activities will be preceded by a talk on perception and cognition, and the errors that occur in everyday perception.

“The event will be suitable for everyone, including families. We want people to have fun with it and explore perception in an accessible way.”

Dr Bryant is a lecturer at the School of Social and International Studies, and teaches on the BSc Psychology course at the University. Dr Bryant also undertakes research on eating behaviour, and the interaction between biology and psychology.

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