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Professor Peter M. Vishton, Ph.D.

Professor Peter M. Vishton
  • The College of William & Mary
  • Cornell University
The human mind remains one of the most mysterious and fascinating frontiers of modern science. Exploring that frontier yields useful knowledge as well as insights about ourselves.
Dr. Peter M. Vishton is Associate Professor of Psychology at The College of William & Mary. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Cornell University. Before joining the faculty of William & Mary, he taught at Northwestern University and served as the program director for developmental and learning sciences at the National Science Foundation. A consulting editor for the journal Child Development, Professor Vishton has published articles in many of the top journals in the field of psychology. Among these are Psychological Science, Science, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology. He is also the creator of the DVD What Babies Can Do: An Activity-Based Guide to Infant Development. In addition to teaching, Professor Vishton devotes much of his career to researching the perception and action control of both infants and adults. His studies-funded by prestigious institutions, including the National Institute of Child Health and Development and the National Science Foundation-focus on cognitive, perceptual, and motor development; visually guided action; visual perception; computational vision and motor control; and human-computer interface. Professor Vishton has presented his findings at numerous conferences and invited talks throughout the United States and Europe.
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"Professor Peter Vishton, has an easygoing delivery but manages to present fairly profound and complex concepts about all of the forms of human perception… even those you rarely acknowledge."

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  1. Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Peter M. Vishton
    Starting at $69.95 Starting at $69.95 $99.95 $69.95$99.95
    Memory is, without a doubt, the most powerful (and practical) tool of everyday life. By linking both your past and your future, memory gives you the power to plan, to reason, to perceive, and to understand. Yet while all of us have an amazing capacity for memory, there are plenty of times when it seems to fail us. Why does this happen? And how can you fix it? In Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, you'll...
  2. Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Sale

    Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Peter M. Vishton
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Parenting is immensely rewarding and yet frequently challenging. It’s no wonder that thousands of books have been written on the subject, and much has been published on findings from the science of child development. What’s been lacking, however, are sources of reliable advice that bring together the scientific research and its real-world applications. Now, in 24 engaging lectures, Scientific Secrets for...
  3. Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception Sale

    Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception

    Peter M. Vishton
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Discover the secret life of your senses with Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception, an intriguing and unforgettable 24-lecture course delivered by Professor Peter M. Vishton, an expert in the frontiers of human perception. With him as your authoritative guide, you'll consider each of your senses from a wide range of perspectives, explore how your brain processes different sensory information, consider how...
  4. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Collection

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    The Great Courses has introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Enjoy a collection of 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Religious writings that may have been forged; a universal template of world myths; the science of tasting colors—Join us for an intriguing tour of big ideas!
  5. (Set) Understanding How to Boost Your Brain  Set

    (Set) Understanding How to Boost Your Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $694.80 Starting at $694.80 $809.80 $694.80$809.80
  6. (Set)  Games and Puzzles & Secrets for a Powerful Memory Set

    (Set) Games and Puzzles & Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $294.90 Starting at $294.90 $319.90 $294.90$319.90
  7. (Set)  The Secret Life of the Senses & Understanding the Brain Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of the Senses & Understanding the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  8. (Set)  Powerful Memory & Effective Communication Skills Set

    (Set) Powerful Memory & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  9. (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory  & Memory and the Human Lifespan  Set on sale

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory & Memory and the Human Lifespan

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $266.00 Starting at $78.90 $88.90 $78.90$88.90
  10. (Set) Scientific Secrets for Self-Control & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory   Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Self-Control & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
  11. (Set) Secrets of Mental Math & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory  & Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History & How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication  Set

    (Set) Secrets of Mental Math & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory & Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History & How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.80 Starting at $529.80 $599.80 $529.80$599.80
    Explore how you can unleash your mind’s amazing potential and hone your communication abilities with this course set that will give you a toolbox of practical life skills. Start with The Secrets of Mental Math, 12 lectures that will show you how to perform even complicated mathematical calculations in your head. Then turn to the 6 lectures of Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory to learn how you can...
  12. (Set) How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals & Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception  Set on sale

    (Set) How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals & Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $266.00 Starting at $78.90 $88.90 $78.90$88.90
    Consider each of your senses from a wide range of perspectives and explore how your brain processes different sensory information such as color in this intriguing course set. How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals teaches you the science behind color and how to tap into its power to create pleasing environments and achieve your visual goals. Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception gives you the latest...
  13. (Set)  The Secret Life of the Senses & The Neuroscience of Eve Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of the Senses & The Neuroscience of Eve

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  14. (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & Neuroscience of Everyday Life  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Understand how we can use the latest scientific findings on cognitive development of children to promote their long-term development, and take a deeper look at the field that seeks to understand how our nervous systems produce all the experiences of life, in every stage of life. In Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive, you’ll get practical advice on how to help children reach their full...
  15. (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory  & Secrets of Mental Math  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory & Secrets of Mental Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
  16. (Set) Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception & Philosophy of Mind   Set

    (Set) Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception & Philosophy of Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    First, discover the secret life of your senses with Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception, delivered by Professor Peter M. Vishton, an expert in the frontiers of human perception. With him as your authoritative guide, you'll consider each of your senses from a wide range of perspectives and explore how your brain processes different sensory information. Then, join Professor Patrick Grim in Philosophy of...
  17. (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & How We Learn  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & How We Learn

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Understand how we can use the latest scientific findings on cognitive development of children to promote their long-term development, and grasp how we learn throughout our lifespans with this timely course set. In Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive, you’ll get practical advice on how to help children reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally, and physically. And in How We Learn,...
  18. (Set)  Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Powerful Memory Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Powerful Memory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
  19. (Set)  The Secret Life of the Senses & The Art of Critical Dec Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of the Senses & The Art of Critical Dec

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  20. (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  21. (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory  & Optimizing Brain Fitness  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $264.90 Starting at $264.90 $299.90 $264.90$299.90
    Tap into your hidden mental potential with this immensely practical two-course set. First, in Optimizing Brain Fitness, a practicing neurologist teaches you how to increase your brain's power to meet everyday challenges and enhance your life. Next, in Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory, you'll explore the most up-to-date research on how memory functions and apply these findings to help you strengthen the...
  22. (Set) Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception & Biology and Human Behavior  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception & Biology and Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Rethink everything you thought you knew about how human beings sense and behave in the world around them. Understanding the Secrets of Human Perception investigates each of our senses from a wide range of perspectives, explores how our brains process different sensory information, and more. Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition introduces you to the fascinating scientific...
  23. (Set)  How Conversation Works & Secrets for a Powerful Memory Set

    (Set) How Conversation Works & Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    Communication serves as the foundation point for all relationships. Improve your ability to communicate by first tapping into a series of proven techniques to help you improve your memory with Scientific Secrets of a Powerful Memory. Then, focus on the principals behind becoming more conversationally-savvy with How Conversation Works, so the first impression you make is always your best.
  24. (Set)  The Secret Life of the Senses & Optimizing Brain Fitnes Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of the Senses & Optimizing Brain Fitnes

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
  25. (Set) Communication, Influence & Memory: 4 Course Set Set

    (Set) Communication, Influence & Memory: 4 Course Set

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $529.80 Starting at $529.80 $599.80 $529.80$599.80
    Learn the skills to improve your life with this set of courses. Begin by unlocking the scientific secrets for a powerful memory. Move into 6 lessons for better communication–learning the tips you need for better conversations. Then, discover the tools you need for public speaking from some of the greatest speeches in history. Finally, gain mastery of life’s most powerful skill, influencing those around you.
  26. (Set)  Raising Kids Who Thrive & Fundamentals of Photography Set

    (Set) Raising Kids Who Thrive & Fundamentals of Photography

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Our kids grow up so fast, we need a high-speed camera to catch the action. Learn how to see as a professional photographer does in Fundamentals of Photography, so you can truly capture the moment. And keep those moments happy with Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids who Thrive, which delivers a wealth of practical tips to help children reach their full potential intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially.
  27. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $719.90 $499.90$719.90
  28. Set How the World Learns & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Set

    Set How the World Learns & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Having children is one of the most rewarding endeavors a person can undertake. The upbringing and education of a new generation of socially responsible citizens can be daunting, but this set can help. Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive offers methodical advice for better parenting, while How the World Learns provides insight into international education news for a complete global-view on learning.
  29. (Set)  Raising Kids Who Thrive & Everyday Gourmet: Great Meals Set

    (Set) Raising Kids Who Thrive & Everyday Gourmet: Great Meals

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  30. (Set) Child Emotional Skills & Raising Kids Who Thrive Set

    (Set) Child Emotional Skills & Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $454.90 $219.90$454.90
    Help your child reach their full potential with Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive, an engaging, evidence-based guide to parenting that combines recent cognitive science with common sense. Focus on your child’s social and emotional well-being with Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids, a refreshing and practical guidebook by a sought-after psychologist and mother of four.