Seminars

seminarsThe Brain and Vision Research Laboratory hosts occasional research seminars. Anyone with an interest in cortical neurodynamics and networks in human systems neuroscience; or in methods development of analysis is encouraged to attend seminars in neuroscience at Boston University. Please check here regularly for upcoming talks.

Past Seminars:

Seminars are held at 44 Cummington Mall unless mentioned otherwise.

When & Where Speaker Title
Friday – Jan 28, 2011
4:00pm
Rm. 705
Dr. Albert-László Barabási
Center of Complex Networks Research, Northeastern University and Department of Medicine, Harvard University.
"Network Medicine: From Complex Networks to the Human Diseasome;"
Fri., Nov. 19, 2010
4:00pm
Rm. 705
Leonid Perlovsky
Air Force Research Laboratory and Harvard University
"Signals Under Noise and Networks"
Tue., Aug. 10, 2010
9:00am
Rm. 401
Mary Goldsmith
"A Robotic Assessment of Lower Extremity Motor Adaptation"
Thu., Jun. 3, 2010
9:30am
Rm. 401
Elif M. Sikoglu
Brain and Vision Research Laboratory
"Mechanisms and neuronal substrate involved in psychophysical tasks underlying visually guided navigation in humans"
Fri., Dec. 22, 2009
12:00pm
Rm. 401
Finnegan J. Calabro
Brain and Vision Research Laboratory
"Visual mechanisms underlying navigation in 3D environments"
Fri., Dec. 4, 2009
2:30pm
Rm. 504
Dr. Marine Vernet
IRIS Laboratory, CNRS, Paris, France
"Coordination of eye movements in 3D space in humans: cortical substrate studied by TMS"
Tue., Oct. 6, 2009
4pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Heiko Hecht
Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
"Global and local motion in TTC estimation"
Mon., Aug. 31, 2009
10am
Rm. 705
BRAVI Whole Day Retreat
Caught up to date with everbody’s research and discussed research plans for the coming year.
Mon., Apr.13, 2009
3pm
Rm. 705
Dr. Nicolae Duta
Nuance Communications
"Vision applications to automated medical diagnosis"
Wed., Apr.8, 2009
3pm
Rm. 705
Dr. Nicolae Duta
Nuance Communications
"Vision-based biometric (person identification) systems "
Tue., Apr. 22, 2008
5pm
Rm. 705
Dr. Gianluca Campana
University of Padova, Italy
"The neural basis of priming of motion direction and spatial position"
Tue., Apr. 22, 2008
5pm
Rm. 705
Dr. Lars Michels
Funktionelle Neurochirurgie, UniversitatsSpital Zurich, Switzerland
"EEG alpha distinguishes between cuneal and precuneal activation in working memory"
Wed., Mar.19, 2008
4pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Peter Bex
Schepens Eye Research Institute
"What Information Do We Use To Detect and Identify Natural Images?"
Tue., Oct. 30, 2007
4pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Rick O. Gilmore
Pennsylvania State University
"Development of Cortical Responses to Optic Flow"
Mon., Oct. 29, 2007
4pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Simon Rushton
Cardiff University
"Perception of Object Movement During Self-Movement"
Mon., Oct. 22, 2007
4pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Laurenz Wiskott
Bernstein Center of Computational Neuroscience Berlin & Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt-University Berlin
"Is slowness a learning principle for complex cells in V1 and visual invariances in IT?"
Fri., Jun. 8, 2007
3pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Heiko Hecht
Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
"Time to Collision"
Mon., Jul. 24, 2006
10am
Rm. 401
Dr. Scott A. Bearsley
Brain & Vision Research Laboratory
"Optic Flow"-round table with Prof. Lucia M. Vaina, Finn Calabro, Elif Sikoglu, Dr.Robert Pitts
Fri., May 19, 2006
10am
Rm. 401
Jutta Billino
Justus Liebig University Giessen
"Motion perception under constraints"
Wed., Nov. 16, 2005 Dr. Scott A. Beardsley
Brain & Vision Research Laboratory
Round table-present and future research
Tue., Oct. 11 & 18, 2005
4-5pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Heiko Hecht
Johannes Gutenberg-Universitt Mainz
"Time to collision" and "Time to passage"
Fri., June 4, 2004
1:00pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Dae-Shik Kim
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology,
Director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging,
Boston University School of Medicine
"High-resolution functional and diffusion tensor imaging of the mammalian visual system"
Fri., May 28, 2004
12:00pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Kestutis Kveraga
Department of Brain and Cognitive Science,
Dartmouth College
"Sensorimotor Decisions, Eye Movements, And Uncertainty"
Fri., May 14, 2004
3:00pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Frederick A. Miles
Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research,
The National Eye Institute
"Vision and Eye Movements in a 3–D World"
Thu., Apr. 8, 2004
5:00-7:00pm
Rm. 203
Prof. Emilio Bizzi, M.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Motor Learning and Motor Control"
Thu., Mar. 25, 2004
5:00-7:00pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Martin Giese
Laboratory for Action Representation and Learning,
Dept. of Cognitive Neurology,
University Clinic TŸbingen
and
Brain and Vision Research Laboratory,
Biomedical Engineering Department,
Boston University
"Modeling Learning Based Recognition of Biological Motion"
Thu., Feb. 26, 2004
5:00-7:00pm
Rm. 203
Prof. Alan Cowey, F.R.S.
Oxford University
"Plasticity in Blindsight"
Thu., Sep. 18, 2003
12:30-1:30pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Dan Pollen
Professor of Neurology,
Department of Neurology,
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
"Does conscious visual perception emerge globally within transcortical multi-level recursive neural networks or do such networks endow selective cortical areas with properties that locally engender particular conscious experiences?"
Tue., May 13, 2003
12:00-1:00pm
Rm. 203
Serge O. Dumoulin
McGill Vision Research Unit,
Department of Ophthalmology, McGill University,
Montréal, Canada
"Cortical specialization for processing first- and second-order motion"
Fri., Apr. 11, 2003
10:00-11:00am
Rm. 401
Marc Pomplun, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
"Attending to Motion: A Neural Model for Localizing and Labeling Simple Motion Patterns in Image Sequences"
Wed-Fri., Feb. 12-14, 2003
10:00-12:00pm
Rm. 401
Christopher Tyler, Ph.D.
Associate Director,
Smith Kettlewell Institute,
San Francisco
A series of 4 lectures on: "Ideal Observer", "Summation Principles", "An Overview of Human Depth Processing" and "Symmetry"
Fri., Jan. 31, 2003
10:00-11:00am
Rm. 401
Simon Rushton, Ph.D.
Centre for Vision Research,
York University
"Intercepting Projectiles: From ‘When & Where’ to ‘Where Once’"
Fri., Dec. 13, 2002
11:00-12:00pm
Rm. 401
Richard Born, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
"Reassembling the Visual World: The Integration of Motion Cues by Cortical Neurons"
Fri., Nov. 15, 2002
11:00-12:00pm
Rm. 401
Brad Duchaine, Ph.D.
Vision Sciences Laboratory,
Harvard University
"Investigations into prosopagnosia"
Fri., Oct. 25, 2002
11:00-12:00pm
Rm. 401
David Salat, Ph.D.
NMR Center,
Massachusetts General Hospital
"MRI techniques to examine age and Alzheimer-related changes in the brain"
Tue., Jul. 16, 2002
1:00-2:00pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Peter Fošldia‡k
Psychological Laboratory,
University of St. Andrews,
St. Andrews, U.K.
"Invariance Learning"
Thu., Apr. 18, 2002
12:15-1:15pm
Rm. 203
David Ingle "2 Visual Systems Revisited"
Thu., Apr. 4, 2002
12:15-1:15pm
Rm. 203
Jeremy Wilmer
Department of Psychology,
Harvard University
"Individual Differences in Low-Level Visual Motion Processing: A Study of Dyslexic Adults and Controls Across Motion Paradigms"
Thu., Dec. 6, 2001
4-5pm
Rm. 401
Steven Stufflebeam, M.D.
MGH-NMR Center,
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA
"Introduction to Designing Magnetoencephalography Experiments"
Wed., Aug. 8, 2001
4-5pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Markus Lappe
Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience,
Dept. Zoology & Neurobiology,
Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
"Perception of Travel Distance from Optic Flow"
Wed., Feb. 21, 2001
4-5pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Heiko Hecht
Man-Vehicle Lab, MIT
"Visual Judgement of Collisions and Near Collisions: The Sorry State of Tau Theory"
Wed., Dec. 13, 2000
3-4:30pm
Rm. 203
Ona Wu, M.Sc.
MIT, MGH-NMR Center
"Diffusion and perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in acute human cerebral ischemia"
Tue., Oct. 25, 2000
3-4pm
Rm. 401
Rick M. Dijkhuizen, Ph.D.
MGH-NMR Center
Harvard Medical School
"Functional MRI of Reorganization in Rat Brain after Stroke"
Tue., Oct 17, 2000
4-5pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Rob Gray
Nissan Cambridge Basic Research,
Cambridge, MA
"What Can Motion Aftereffects Teach us About Action and Attention?"
Tue., Aug. 22, 2000
11-12pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Alan Johnston
Dept. of Psychology,
University College London
"Why a Gradient Model Can See Second-Order Motion Though an Energy Model Can’t"
Thu., Aug. 3, 2000
11-12pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Annette Schmid
Institute of Neurology,
University College London
"A fMRI Study of Anticipation and Learning in Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements"
Fri., Jul. 21, 2000
10-11am
Rm. 401
Neel Varshney
University of Alabama, Birmingham
"Current results for a competitive neural network model of feedforward processing from V1 to MT"
Wed., Apr. 26, 2000
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Julie Harris
Department of Psychology,
University of Newscastle
"Are two eyes always better than one? Binocular information for determining object-motion and self-motion"
Wed., Apr. 19, 2000
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Nouchine Hadjikhani
NMR Center, Department of Radiology, MGH
"Colors in the Brain – Brains in Colors"
Wed., Apr. 5, 2000
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Li Li
Schepens Eye Research Institute,
Harvard Medical School
"Heading Perception and Active Control of Steering during Translation and Rotation"
Mon., Mar. 27, 2000
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Vlada Aginsky
Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Science,
Brown University
"Navigating with and without Landmarks in Virtual Reality"
Mon., Feb. 28, 2000
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Martin A. Giese
CBCL, MIT
"Representation of biological motion based on learned prototypical example patterns"
Mon., Jan. 31, 2000
1-2pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Ian M. Thornton
Nissan Cambridge Basic Research,
Cambridge, MA
"Attending to Biological Motion"
Mon., Jan. 24, 2000
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Moshe Bar
Massachusetts General Hospital
"Mechanisms of object recognition revealed by subliminal visual priming"
Fri., Jan. 21, 2000
3-4pm
Rm. 203
Orna Rosenthal
Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, Israel
"Unsupervised Perceptual Learning"
Fri., Jan. 14, 2000
2-3pm
Rm. 203
Dr. Peter Földiák
Center for Neuroscience,
New York University
"Processing of rapid image sequences in the visual cortex"
Mon., Dec. 6, 1999
1-2pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Martin Giese
Center for Biological and Computational Learning, MIT
TBA
Mon., Nov. 22, 1999
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Simon Rushton
Nissan Cambridge Basic Research,
Cambridge, MA
"An Eccentric Egocentric Model of Control of Locomotion on Foot"
Mon., Nov. 15, 1999
1-2pm
Rm. 203
Professor Alan Cowey
Oxford University
"Is Blindsight Motion Blind?"
Mon., Oct. 18, 1999
1-2pm
Rm. 401
Maximilian Riesenhuber
Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT
"A New Hierarchical Model of Object Recognition in Cortex"
Thu., Apr. 22, 1999
4pm
Photonics
Rm. 210
Dr. Leslie Welch
Brown University
"Evidence for category learning in the visual system"
Tue., Apr. 20, 1999
4pm
Rm. 401
Dr. David Somers
MIT
"fMRI studies of visual attention and motion perception"
Thu., Apr. 8, 1999
4pm
Photonics
Rm. 210
Dr. William Warren
Brown University
"Perception of heading from optic flow, cont."
Mon., Apr. 5, 1999
5:30pm
Rm. 401
Dr. Maarten J. van der Smagt
Universiteit Utrecht
"The transparent motion aftereffect: what does it tell us about motion processing"
Thu., Feb. 25, 1999
5:30pm
Photonics
Rm. 210
Dr. Ehud Kaplan "Color, size, and all the rest: how do they all fit together in the cortex"
Tue., Feb. 23, 1999
4pm
Photonics
Rm. 210
Dr. Barry Horowitz
National Institute on Aging
"Functional neuroimaging data and neural modeling: delineating brain visual processing networks"
Thu., Feb. 11, 1999
4pm
Photonics
Rm. 210
Dr. Margaret Livingstone
Harvard Medical School
"2-bar interactions in space and time: stereopsis and directionality"
Wed., Sep. 30, 1998
2:30pm
Rm. 401
Dr. John Assad
Harvard University
"Representing direction in parietal cortex during visual guidance"