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[Past Event] Face Perception: What Others See in Us

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Course Description:

The face might be the most visible and intriguing part of the human body. Dr. Jill Yamashita has spent countless hours researching how our faces are seen by others. This two-part course will unveil the process used to recognize faces while examining the parts of the brain involved with face processing, both real and imagined. Along the way, we'll learn about what is perceived as a beautiful face compared to other faces and also how other-race faces are processed differently. In addition, we'll find out why names are so difficult to remember compared to faces. Lastly, we'll discover why some people have face blindness or the inability to perceive faces.


Tuition: $25.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Wednesdays, Sept. 2, 9 *1:00-2:30pm* (2 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Jill Yamashita, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at Cal State Monterey Bay. Her training is in cognitive psychology, with a focus on face perception and false memory.