Physiology and Biophysics

July 24, 2017

2018 Hille Lecture – Doris Tsao

May 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
HSB T-747

Faces: a neural Rosetta stone

Objects constitute the fundamental currency of the brain: they are things that we perceive, remember, and think about.  One of the most important objects for a primate is a face. Research on the macaque face patch system in recent years has given us a remarkable window into the detailed processes underlying object recognition. I will discuss recent findings from our lab elucidating the code for facial identity used by cells in face patches. I will then discuss how this code is used by downstream areas, as well as how the brain computes what constitutes an object in the first place.

Doris Tsao

Professor of Biology
HHMI Investigator
California Institute of Technology

time: 4:00pm
location: T-747, HSB

host: Stan Froehner