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Meet a Scientist: Making sense of our senses

Join us for an online, hands-on workshop just for kids! Presented by a Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) volunteer, this presentation is geared towards learners ages 8-12, but all curious young scientists are welcome to join and encouraged to do so with an adult.

About this event

Don't let your eyes fool you! Learn about how your senses work as we explore and create examples of perceptual illusions. Leaners will explore and learn about their senses as they look at images of some classic illusions and explore how they impact their senses.


Doris Chow is a researcher working at UBC. She loves exploring how the human mind works. Currently, Doris studies how we see moving objects and why we move our eyes. Before this, she studied perception and cognition in babies, children, and adults, mostly by measuring what they do or where they look, but sometimes by putting a cap on them to measure their brain waves.

This event will be held on Zoom. For the safety and privacy of all participants the link you receive is just for you, thank you.

Scientists and Innovators in Schools (SIS) is a volunteer-based program that helps address British Columbia's need for more scientists, engineers, technologists, technicians, creative technology professionals and innovators to promote students' interest in these areas. Our goal is to inspire students with exciting, in-school presentations by career mentors.