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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.

"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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4 Courses

  1. Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory Sale

    Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Peter M. Vishton, Ph.D.
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    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, Ph.D.
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    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, Ph.D.
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    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

    Peter M. Vishton, Ph.D.
    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!