Peter Foldiak

Center for Neuroscience, New York University
Psychological Laboratory, University of St. Andrews

will speak on

Processing of rapid image sequences in the visual cortex

How do visual areas interact to generate a representation of the environment? We presented macaques with a continuous stream of images at rates up to 72 images/s and recorded from cells in high-level visual cortex. Surprisingly, even at the highest rate (one image every 14ms), 60% of STS neurons tested retained their stimulus selectivity. At these rates, information about 7 independent stimuli are present in the visual stream, without causing total failure of processing. These finding constrain models of visual processing and representation.

The lecture will take place in the Lecture Hall, Room 203, 44 Cummington St.

on Friday, January 14, 2000
at 2:00 pm

Hosted by the Brain and Vision Research Laboratory