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Sight + Soundbites Webinar: Cortical Vision: Can We See with Just Our Brain?

May 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Marlene Behrmann, PhD and Xing Chen, PhD

Dr. Behrmann is a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology who specializes in the cognitive neuroscience of visual perception, with a specific focus on object recognition. Her research addresses a specific question: How does the brain assemble a meaningful and coherent interpretation of the sparse information received from the eyes? Widely considered a trailblazer and worldwide leader in visual cognition, Dr. Behrmann uses neuroimaging and psychophysics to study the human visual system in health and disease to answer this question.

Dr. Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology whose research focuses on brain-computer interfaces, neuroprosthetics, vision, blindness, electrical stimulation, and sleep. Dr. Chen’s lab develops high-channel-count, chronically implantable devices to record from and stimulate the brain. They harness cutting-edge developments in electrode fabrication and microelectronics to improve probe durability and biocompatibility, generating fundamental neuroscientific knowledge and translating results from the lab to the clinic.

There will be a Q&A following the presentation.