not your average PSY101 slide

I’m putting together my lectures for the visual perception part of PSY101 (which I’m teaching in a few weeks). I was so proud of this particular slide that I had to share it:


Long-time readers of will know what I’m on about. Original paper available from the Homepage of Rodrigo Quian Quiroga


  1. Posted September 22, 2006 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I understand the connection to Halle Berry, but you may be demonstrating a lack of psychological understanding if you use that slide: namely the psychology of female students, who tend to dislike the use of pictures of scantily-clad women on class slides.
    Halle Berry is a talented actress who won an Oscar for her performance in Monster’s Ball (incredibly even though she wasn’t wearing PVC). How about using this photo:,%20Halle
    Will you also have beefcake slides to go with the cheesecake? If not, why not?

  2. jswolf19
    Posted September 23, 2006 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    I thought the reference was to cat woman, not to Halle Berry, whom I didn’t even recognize in the picture. I didn’t see the cat woman movie, and I only remembered that Halle Berry was cat woman after looking at the previous post on Halle Berry neurons. I think she’s much more recognizable in the picture Ellen posted…

  3. Posted September 23, 2006 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    The point was to discuss how the researchers discovered a neuron that responded selectively to Halle Berry in all forms – i.e. even when dressed up as Catwoman.
    It’s hard to find a less-scantily clad picture of Catwoman

  4. melior
    Posted September 23, 2006 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I’m glad PZ linked to you! I will be coming back.

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