Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University
Supported by the Margaret Bellamy Langfitt ’83 Fund for Discourse in Neuroscience
The processing of sensory input is influenced by a number of factors, such as arousal, stimulus saliency, and selective attention. These factors shape the processing of sensory information needed to guide adaptive behavior. This talk will discuss recent studies aimed at identifying the neural circuitry controlling the modulation and filtering of sensory information in the primate visual system, and its relation to mechanisms of other basic cognitive functions such as working-memory.