Neurolecture Seminar Series: The functional architecture of human visual cortex

Our rich, unified visual experience is made possible only through the concerted activity of many, specialized cortical areas. In this talk, I will discuss two distinct but complementary studies aimed at better understanding the functional architecture of these visual areas in humans. For the first, I will discuss a wavelet-based approach for parametrically and subtly manipulating the complex statistical properties of natural scenes with a high degree of control and flexibility. Using fMRI, I'll then show how our cortical visual areas are differentially sensitive to these subtle manipulations. For the second project, I'll detail our recent work using fMRI data from a large cohort of participants (N = 181) to develop a deep neural network able to predict the retinotopic organization of human visual cortex. These predictions are made at the individual level, directly on a surface model of the cortex, and from underlying anatomical information alone.

For Zoom information to join the presentation, please email Zoey lsherwood at zisherwood@unr.edu.

Friday, October 16 at 3:00 pm

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For Zoom information to join the presentation, please email Zoey lsherwood at zisherwood@unr.edu.

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