University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Microsoft Research Cambridge, public talks > Seeing in depth: computations and cortical networks

Seeing in depth: computations and cortical networks

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Microsoft Research Cambridge Talks Admins.

This event may be recorded and made available internally or externally via http://research.microsoft.com. Microsoft will own the copyright of any recordings made. If you do not wish to have your image/voice recorded please consider this before attending

Human perception is remarkably flexible: we experience vivid 3-D structure under diverse conditions from the seemingly random dots of a ‘magic eye’ stereogram to the aesthetically beautiful, but obviously flat, canvasses of the Old Masters. How does the brain achieve this apparently effortless robustness? Using modern brain imaging methods we are beginning to unpick how different parts of the visual cortex support 3-D perception, tracing different computations in the dorsal and ventral pathways. In this talk I will describe work that combines behaviour, fMRI, TMS and computational analysis. By integrating these methods, we are uncovering different types of processing that support the different computational goals of (a) maximising separation of signals and (b) reducing variance of estimators.

This talk is part of the Microsoft Research Cambridge, public talks series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2019 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity