The Royal Society

Meet the Team – Facial perception

Posted by on 5 July 2011

Professor Peter McOwan’s full profile can be found on the Scientist page

The rest of the team for this exhibit include…

Professor Alan Johnston, University College London
What do you think is the most important thing yet to be discovered/invented?
One thing you can reliably say about predictions of the future is that they are usually wrong. You can’t second-guess science. It doesn’t work that way. Science is the collective behaviour of millions of scientists who, like bees, buzz around trying to find something interesting. Occasionally one will find the honey and bring it back. When that happens all the other bees head in that direction, until some bee who went off in some other direction makes another better find.