CPS Seminar Speaker Steve Engel SEA 4.244

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Date: 
Sep 25, 2006 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Speaker/Affiliation: Steve Engel Ph.D. Associate
Professor Department of Psychology UCLA

When/Location: Monday 9/

25/2006 12:00 PM SEA 4.244

Title of Talk: Learning and Adaptation

in Visual Cortex

Reception with Refreshments at 11:30 AM

Abst

ract: Early work in cognitive neuroscience focused on localizing cognitive

and perceptual functions to specific regions in the human brain. More recen

t work looks within such regions to study how neurons represent informatio

n and contribute to behavior. This talk will illustrate the latter approach
using two lines of research. The first examines whether learning can modif

y neural representations at early levels of the visual system. The second i

nvestigates whether color and form are represented jointly in the visual sy

stem.