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«Perception is Reality?»


Does our perception match reality? This question was posed more than once at the first ScienceNights event in Zurich. On a magical evening at the Impact Hub, the audience was carried off and spellbound in a world that revolved around notions of perception and the brain. After a brief welcome by Dr. Nicola Blum, Program Director of the Impact Hub, and Dominik Escher, Head of ESBATech, Prof. Peter Brugger, a neuropsychologist at Zurich University Hospital, presented some surprising exercises to show how we construct reality in our minds - and how our perception can deceive us. But anyone who still believes his view of reality is always free from prejudice was disabused of this idea at the end of the event by iPad magician Simon Pierro with his digital illusions. 


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