Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Visual Neuroscience Laboratory
The Barrow Visual Neuroscience Research Laboratory focuses on understanding the neural basis of the human visual experience:
- How does the electrical activity of a neuron, or a neuronal population, convey the color or brightness of an object?
- How does the human eye determine the signal from the noise in a series of electrical impulses within a neuron?
- What type of neural code do neurons use in order to communicate information to each other?
- How are neural impulses grouped to represent the different features of a visual scene?
We are seeking to answer these questions using techniques such as fMRI, electrophysiological recordings from single neurons, psychophysical measurements and computational models of visual function.
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