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Geometry and probability in perception and action

Presented by: 
L Mahadevan Harvard University
Date: 
Thursday 30th November 2017 - 14:50 to 15:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
How do you design a coin that lands on its edge 1/3 of the time ? How might one throw accurately ? How does one walk along a straight line ? How can one visualize chance ? Each of these problems invokes geometric concepts in a probabilistic setting. I will discuss solutions to some of these problems that lie at the intersection of cognition, neuroscience and behavior -  and thus are of relevance to art and science.
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons