GRCC's Psychology Lecture Series 2016 presents Leon Lou. Dr. Leon Lou is an associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University and working artists with oil painting displayed in various juried shows. In this presentation he will build upon a question that that appeals to his interests in both the science of vision and art---how visual artists see differently from non-artists during their creative processes, and more specifically, in observational drawing and painting. Interspersed with many visual illusions, he will survey psychological and neuropsychological studies on visual information processing capacities that underlie proficient and exceptional drawing skills. In the last part of the talk, he will discuss the implications of these studies and explorations to art education and what they mean to anyone who loves viewing pictures, artful or not.