Our Next Lecture **

Our 2020–2021 lecture series begins in September.

Details about the first lecture will be posted by mid-August.

Saturday, 5 December, 7:30 pm  (Note start time!)

The 19th Dr. John Rae Lecture Prisoners of Gravity

By Laurence Harris

Tonight's Lecture has been
McMaster University is closed due to the weather

This Lecture  Has  Been  Cancelled
At  the  Request  of  McMaster  University
In  Response  to  COVID-19  Concerns

See McMaster University Statement, 12 March

This lecture will be included in our 2021-2022 season if possible.

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Portrait: Laurence Harris. Gravity is always present. We have evolved in the constant presence of the Earth's gravi­ta­tional pull. We may not realize it, but gra­vi­ty is an essential influence on our behav­iour and per­cep­tions. For example, our brains use gravity to keep us stable, guiding us as we move around, and as a reference to help judge distance. Less obviously, gravity helps us establish ownership of our own bodies. So what happens in con­di­tions when gra­vi­ty dis­ap­pears?

Lab photo: The Tumbling Room, showing a subject at various angles to horizontal.

Dr. Harris will share some fas­ci­na­ting ex­per­i­ments in unu­sual en­viron­ments, such as deep under­water or aboard the Inter­natio­nal Space Station, and the far-reaching effects those results might have for us here on Earth.

Dr. Harris is Professor of Psychology, York Research Chair in Multisensory Integration, and Director of the Centre for Vision Research at York University in Toronto.

To learn more about our presenter`s past and current work, visit his? her? page on the McMaster website.

Room 1A1, Ewart Angus Centre,
McMaster Children's Hospital (University Medical Ctr),
1280 Main St West, Hamilton

** Preceded by
the Association's Annual General Meeting 7:15 pm to 7:45 pm.
Anyone may attend.
Only members may vote.

This is an online presentation via ZOOM

Pre-registration is required because our ZOOM licence limits us to 100 con­nec­tions (devices). There is, of course, no limit on the number of persons who can share your device's screen.

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