March 19, 2021 – Akshay Jagadeesh

Texture-like representations support object perception in dCNNs and the human brain.  Humans identify objects by the presence of complex visual features arranged in particular configurations. How does the visual system represent objects? In one widely held account (“holistic object” hypothesis), the ventral temporal cortex (VTC) explicitly represents objects as a whole, such that it is […]

March 12, 2021 – Faculty Lightning Talks

For the 2021 Admissions Weekend, FriSem will be hosting a panel of faculty speakers to present their ongoing research. Mike Frank: Towards predictive models of early language learningTobi Gerstenberg: Understanding “why”: The role of causality in cognitionNoah Goodman: Research in the Goodman LabKalanit Grill-Spector: Neural investigations of high-level vision in the Vision and Perception Neuroscience […]

March 5, 2021 – Tyler Bonnen

When the ventral visual stream is not enough: A deep learning account of medial temporal lobe involvement in perception Animals seamlessly integrate sensory activity with previously encountered, behaviorally relevant experience. Neuroanatomical structures within the medial temporal lobe, such as perirhinal cortex (PRC), are known to enable these memory-related behaviors. Yet there is an enduring debate […]