This event happened in the past (2019 edition)

Perception Perplexion

With James Piercy

This is an event from the 2019 edition

How do we make sense of the world around us? James Piercy explores the wonderfully named ‘hypothesis hypothesis’ using illusions to show how most of our understanding is just a best guess and that brains tend to be lazy. Watch spoon bending and hear infinite sounds to see just how clever you can be without knowing it and just how wrong you can be too.

James has been bringing scientific ideas to the public for nearly 25 years. A familiar face from Norwich’s discovery centre – Inspire – he now teaches science communication and has presented to audiences around the world.

James Piercy
Credit: Elin Roberts


Sunday 20 October
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: £5 per person
Age: 10+

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