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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Likelihood Based Evaluation for Scanpath Models in Scene Viewing

Seminar: Redwood Seminar | May 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Heiko Schütt, University of Tübingen

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

When observers view natural scenes their eye movements show elaborate statistical patterns beyond the fixation density over an image. An important approach to understand these patterns --- and thus ultimately to understand how humans choose where to look at --- is to build models which generate full scanpaths in natural scenes, i.e. a sequence of fixation locations. There are a multitude of...   More >

Neural circuits for goal-directed sensorimotor transformation

Seminar: Neuroscience Seminar | May 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

Carl Petersen, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A key function of the brain is to interpret incoming sensory information in the context of learned associations in order to guide adaptive behavior. However, the precise neuronal circuits and causal mechanisms underlying goal-directed sensorimotor transformations remain to be clearly defined for the mammalian brain. Technological advances in mouse genetics to define cell-types, in optogenetics to...   More >

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Monitoring Covert Visual Decisions via Neural Population Dynamics in Frontal Cortex

Seminar: Distinguished Lecture | June 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

William T. Newsome, Vincent C.V. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute

Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills