CRNL Seminar by Tomas Knapen

On The July 26, 2019

From 11am
Neurocampus Amphitheater

Retinotopic organization throughout the human brain

We humans are visual animals, and our mental life is dominated by visual perception, visual memory, and visual imagery. My research has attempted to chart the brain regions that support these fundamental cognitive functions. I will detail research from the lab that uses population receptive field mapping techniques at 7T to show retinotopic organization in the default network, cerebellum and other subcortical brain regions. The way in which these represent visual space provides strong indications as to their respective functions. I will argue that higher-level cognition employs sensory reference frames as a frugal representational mechanism.

Tomas Knapen, Vrije universiteit Amsterdam