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Monday, April 17, 2017

Fast Perception of Binocular Disparity

Seminar: Oxyopia Seminar | April 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Benjamin Backus, State University of New York

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How quickly can binocular disparities be converted into perceived depth? Classic experiments by Barbara Gillam and colleagues showed cases in which stereopsis took many seconds, but in retrospect their task and stimulus design were problematic. Rapidly changing disparities are perceptually difficult to track, which also suggests that stereopsis is generally slow, but waiting for integration might...   More >

Hidden Hearing Loss: Synaptopathy in noise-induced and age related cochlear damage: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | April 17 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

Charles Liberman, Mass Eye & Ear Eaton Peabody Lab Boston

Department of Psychology

The classic view of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is that the “primary” targets are hair cells, and that cochlear-nerve loss is “secondary” to hair cell degeneration. Our recent work in mouse and guinea pig has challenged that view. In noise-induced hearing loss, exposures causing only reversible threshold shifts (and no hair cell loss) nevertheless cause permanent loss of >50% of...   More >