X man xray eyes sos

Enzian Theater Maitland, FL


Peter Hancock, D.Sc., Ph.D.

Provost Distinguished Research Professor, University of Central Florida; Author

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes— Seeing the world with X-ray eyes

Peter Hancock will be using his background in psychology to explore and explain behavioral response to high-stress conditions, as well as the connection between morality, mind, and machine.

Enzian Theater Maitland, FL

Film Synopsis

A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

    Intent on enhancing mankind's ocular ability, the brilliant Dr. James Xavier (Ray Milland) invents a formula that allows him to see wavelengths of light outside the normal human spectrum. When his funding is suddenly threatened, Xavier tests the formula on himself despite the protests of his colleague Dr. Diane Fairfax (Diana Van der Vlis). While the formula proves initially useful in a variety of minor tasks, Xavier soon finds himself able to see things that no man was meant to see.

    Photo credit: American International Pictures

    About the Speaker

    Peter A. Hancock, D.Sc., Ph.D. is Provost Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Simulation and Training, as well as at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Professor Hancock is the author of over seven hundred refereed scientific articles and publications as well as writing and editing over twenty books including: Human Performance and Ergonomics in the Handbook of Perception and Cognition series, published by Academic Press in 1999. Stress, Workload, and Fatigue, published in 2001 by Lawrence Erlbaum and Performance under Stress published in 2008 by Ashgate.