John A. Lynch Lecture Series: Paul Bressloff, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah


Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science


Paul Bressloff, Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, will give a John A. Lynch Lecture titled, "Spontaneous brain dynamics: geometric visual hallucinations, ambiguous perception, and stochastic attractor networks"."

Advances in experimental techniques, including fMRI, optical imaging, multi-electrode recordings, and optogenetics, combined with sophisticated data analytic tools, are shedding light on the intricate functional architecture of specific brain regions. In this talk, Professor Bressloff will present a neural field theory of geometric visual hallucinations, and will describe a neural field theory of binocular rivalry waves. He will also discuss how stochastic neural fields can be used to investigate the stimulus-dependent suppression of neural variability in multiple-attractor networks.

At 4 p.m. in 105 Jordan Hall of Science.

Refreshments will be served immediately before the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the Jordan Hall galleria.

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