Faces: a neural Rosetta stone Objects constitute the fundamental currency of the brain: they are things that we perceive, remember, and think about. One of the most important objects for a primate is a face. Research on the macaque face patch system in recent years has given us a remarkable window into the detailed processes underlying object recognition. I will discuss recent findings from our lab elucidating the code for facial identity used by cells in face patches. I will then discuss how this code is used by downstream areas, as well as how the brain computes what constitutes an object in the first place. Doris Tsao Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology time: 4:00pm
location: T-747, HSB host: Stan Froehner
Mechanisms underlying flexible information flow across the brain Karel Svoboda, Ph.D. Director, Allen Institute: Abstract: Neural computation and behavior are produced by shifting configurations of multi-regional neural networks, implemented by dynamic coupling between brain regions. We...