Distinguished Science in Medicine Lecture
Thurs., April 26, 2018
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.
Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology
location: T-747, HSB
host: Stan Froehner
Time & Location TBA
J. Anthony Movshon, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Nicholas P Whitehead, Ph.D.
host: Stanley C. Froehner
Learning and Relearning Movement
Human motor learning depends on a suite of brain mechanisms that are driven by different signals and operate on timescales ranging from minutes to years. Understanding these processes requires identifying how new movement patterns are normally acquired, retained, and generalized, as well as the effects of distinct brain lesions. The lecture focuses on normal and abnormal motor learning and how we can use this information to improve rehabilitation for individuals with neurological damage
Amy Bastian, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University
Host: John Tuthill