Sabine Kastner, M.D., Ph.D.
Title and Abstract:
Neural dynamics of the primate attention network
The selection of information from cluttered sensory environments is one of the most fundamental cognitive operations performed by the primate brain. This process engages a large-scale network that consists of multiple nodes, distributed across cortical and subcortical regions. The lecture will focus on temporal dynamics within this network that shape both the sampling of and responses to our environment, with an emphasis on thalamo-cortical interactions. The lecture will also discuss the importance of comparative electrophysiology and neuroimaging in human and monkey brains.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019