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."

36 Courses and Sets

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36 Courses and Sets

  1. (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 $599.90 Starting at $599.90 $729.90 $599.90$729.90
  2. (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 $519.80 Starting at $519.80 $699.80 $519.80$699.80
    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...
  3. (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 $219.90 Starting at $219.90 $239.90 $219.90$239.90
  4. (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Your Best Brain Set on sale

    (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Your Best Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $484.00 Starting at $79.90 $599.90 $79.90$599.90
    The human brain is the most complex object in the known universe and you can learn how to optimize it with this two-course set. Take control of your subconscious to change your bad habits and improve your life in Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You. Then, examine the latest, peer-reviewed neuroscience research to shed light on the mysterious world inside your head with Your Best Brain.
  5. (Set) Outsmart Yourself & The Science of Mindfulness Set

    (Set) Outsmart Yourself & The Science of Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $599.90 $399.90$599.90
    Discover the new ways that we can take better control of our lives with this illuminating two-course set. Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You teaches you how to take control of your subconscious to change your bad habits and improve your everyday life. The Science of Mindfulness examines the science behind mindfulness and demonstrates its application to an extraordinary range of human problems.
  6. (Set) Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Set

    (Set) Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $599.90 $399.90$599.90
    Raising children is a rewarding yet difficult endeavor. This invaluable set of courses can help any parent or caretaker overcome everyday challenges. Start by taking the fear out of common and uncommon health issues with Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Then get a unique compendium of scientific advice and insight for better parenting with Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive.
  7. (Set) Your Best Brain & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory Set

    (Set) Your Best Brain & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $359.90 Starting at $359.90 $419.90 $359.90$419.90
    Build your best brain with this two-course set. First, learn the science behind consciousness, memory, emotion, attention, intelligence, and more. Then, use your knowledge to work to improve your memory.
  8. (Set) Why You Are Who You Are & Outsmart Yourself Set

    (Set) Why You Are Who You Are & Outsmart Yourself

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $599.90 $399.90$599.90
    Get the best of your brain with this two-course set. Start by examining the nature of personality from a host of different perspectives in Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality. Then, see what a renowned neuroscientist reveals about controlling bad habits and boosting your well-being in Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You.
  9. (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory Set

    (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory

    Peter M. Vishton
    Starting at $359.90 Starting at $359.90 $419.90 $359.90$419.90
    Enhance the power of your mind with a deeper understanding of how it works. This two-course set unpacks several practical strategies to help you "hack" your brain into living better. Start with Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You and then explore the real research on how memory functions—and make better use of the memory abilities you have with Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory.
  10. (Set) Communication, Influence & Memory: 4 Course Set Set

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $519.80 Starting at $519.80 $699.80 $519.80$699.80
    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.
  11. (Set) The Learning Brain & Outsmart Yourself Set

    (Set) The Learning Brain & Outsmart Yourself

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $499.90 Starting at $499.90 $599.90 $499.90$599.90
    Dive into the marvelous complexity of your own brain with this insightful two-course set. Start by mastering scientifically-proven techniques to learn and remember more effectively with The Learning Brain. Then, use insights from neuroscience to “hack” the human brain with practical, evidence-based strategies for living a better life with Outsmart Yourself: Brain-based Strategies for a Better You.
  12. (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Secrets of Mental Math Set

    (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Secrets of Mental Math

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $529.90 $399.90$529.90
    Make the most of your mind with this two-course set. Change the way you think by "hacking" your own brain in Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You. Then, optimize your mental capabilities and boost your brain power with Secrets of Mental Math.
  13. (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Set

    (Set) Outsmart Yourself & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $599.90 $399.90$599.90
    Take control of your subconscious to change your bad habits and improve your everyday life with these two courses full of practical, evidence-based strategies. Learn how to hack your mind for better living with Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You. Then, build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain.
  14. 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 $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $599.90 $399.90$599.90
    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.
  15. (Set) Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Set on sale

    (Set) Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $459.00 Starting at $48.90 $529.90 $48.90$529.90
    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.
  16. (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive Set

    (SET) Fighting Misinformation & Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $529.90 $449.90$529.90
    What can the experts tell us about how to raise ourselves—and others—in such a hyper-connected digital world? Find out in this two-course set that brings together Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literary and Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive. In the first course, navigate the tricky landscape of today’s media-saturated world and develop the skills you need to combat fakes, stereotypes, and...