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Neural mechanisms supporting the development of visual perception

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The host for this talk is Zoƫ Kourtzi (zk240@cam.ac.uk)

Visual sensitivity is poor in infants and develops over months or years after birth. Neuronal sensitivity in brain areas thought to be important for particular visual functions is surprisingly mature near birth and reaches adult levels well in advance of behavioral sensitivity. Therefore, information is available in the infant brain that is either not accessible to perception or is accessible but not being used. We will explore potential explanations for the protracted course of functional development.

This talk is part of the Craik Club series.

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