The Department of Psychology and the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences (CBS) Colloquium Series will present a talk titled, “Mutuality in the Perception of Affordances and the Control of Movement” with Claudia Carello, Ph.D., at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10.

The talk will take place at the State Farm Hall of Business, Caterpillar Auditorium. Carello is a professor emeritus at the Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action at the University of Connecticut.


Carello will discuss the fit between perception and action focusing on dynamic touch, a capability central to maneuvering tools, sports implements, and so on. Research shows that these capabilities are dependent on an object’s resistance to being rotated in different directions. Importantly, objects that are more or less “wieldy” in different directions can support different functions, a link that is central to the fit between perception and action.

Science and Technology Week

This event is part of Science and Technology Week at Illinois State University, which will take place April 6–10, 2015. Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible.

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CBS Colloquium Series

The CBS Colloquium Series brings high caliber researchers to the Illinois State University campus to share their work with the local academic community. Individual faculty members invite speakers to campus based on their interests. The Department of Psychology also invites alumni to speak in the series in an effort to maintain strong connections with former students and provide them with a chance to pass on their knowledge to current students.

The series provides both faculty and students with a variety of professional development opportunities and allows students to network with professionals in their field of study.

This speaker series is funded by the Department of Psychology, Department of Philosophy, School of Kinesiology and Recreation, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Applied Science and Technology, and the Sage Fund. To support the Department of Psychology and help enhance its educational mission with advanced teaching methods, guest speakers, and more opportunities for students to learn through research experiences, please consider making a gift to the department through the Illinois State University Foundation.

If you need a special accommodation to participate in this program, call the Department of Psychology at (309) 439-8651. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.