Doris Tsao (CalTech)

The event will start on: Thu, Apr 03, 2014 | 4:30 pm
Location: No Location Available (TBD) | TBD

Neuroscience Seminar Series

Speaker

Doris Tsao

Doris Tsao
California Institute of Technology
 
Mission The goal of our research is to understand the brain mechanisms for object recognition and spatial vision in primates. How does the brain construct a geometrically accurate percept of 3D space and how does it recognize the myriad objects within it? Approach he primate visual system contains a large number of distinct areas specialized for different functions. We use fMRI in alert monkeys to identify the regions most activated by a specific visual function, and then we use electrophysiology, microstimulation, optogenetics, anatomical tracing, and mathematical modeling to understand the detailed processing occurring within these areas. FMRI gives a global perspective of activity across the entire brain, revealing all the activated areas, while targeted single-unit recordings allow one to understand the function of each area in terms of spiking patterns of single neurons.

Hosted by Sabine Kastner

 
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http://tsaolab.caltech.edu/?q=People_Tsao

Audience

Free and open to the university community and the public

Hosted by: Princeton Neuroscience Institute

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