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How is what our eyes see interpreted and processed by our brain? What can we learn about our perception by studying the microstructures in our brains? How can we use new technologies to gain insights into our very sight?
Brain circuits for seeing and smelling
Dr. Jamie Johnston (University Academic Fellow, University of Leeds)
How is the external world represented by the brain? To answer this question I focus on how sensory information is transformed by neural circuits in the early sensory pathways. What computations do they perform and how are they implemented by the neural hardware? Neural circuits are the building blocks of the brain and I will talk about the surprising amount of information that is computed by neural circuits in both the eye and what we are beginning to learn about the olfactory (smell) system.