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Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series

Please join us for a talk given by Dr. Biyu He, an assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience & Physiology, and Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Monday, April 24, 2023
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Zoom - https://dartmouth.zoom.us/j/98082920699?pwd=aDA5MkdRUkdmNHcwZ0VobXUwdng1QT09
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts and Sciences, Lectures & Seminars

Neural Mechanisms of Conscious Visual Perception
Abstract: Despite intense interests and research over the past three decades, the neural mechanisms of conscious visual perception remain a mystery. In this talk, I will give an overview of our recent work tackling this fundamental question. Using a combination of high temporal resolution and high spatial resolution techniques to record from the human brain, and employing multiple perceptual paradigms, we have found that: I) Conscious perception likely requires the coordination of large-scale brain dynamics across multiple brain networks, including both content-specific cortical activity and non-content-specific subcortical activity. II) The preexisting brain state, including both the connectivity patterns reflecting past experiences and the moment-to-moment spontaneous activity fluctuations, strongly shapes conscious perception. In addition, I will discuss the implications of these findings for theories of conscious perception.



For more information, contact:
Courtney Rogers

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.