Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind Lecture Series: Neural mechanisms of conscious visual perception


Dr. Biyu Jade He presents, "Neural mechanisms of conscious visual perception".

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Speaker: Biyu Jade He, Ph.D.

Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience & Physiology, and Radiology, Neuroscience Institute, New York University Grossman School of Medicine

Abstract: Despite intense interests and research over the past 2-3 decades, the neural mechanisms of conscious visual perception remain a mystery. In this talk, I will give an overview of our recent work tackling this fundamental question. Using a combination of high temporal resolution (e.g., MEG) and high spatial resolution (e.g., 7T fMRI) techniques to record from the human brain, and employing multiple perceptual paradigms, we have found that: 1) Conscious perception likely requires the coordination of large-scale brain dynamics across multiple brain networks. 2) The preexisting brain state, embodied in the connectivity patterns reflecting past experiences and the moment-to-moment spontaneous activity fluctuations, strongly shapes conscious perception.

Bio: Biyu Jade He received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining NYU, she led her own independent research group in the intramural research program of the NIH/NINDS, with an intramural equivalent of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award. Her laboratory uses a combination of invasive and non-invasive multimodal human brain imaging, brain stimulation, and computational approaches to investigate the neural mechanisms of perceptual processing in the human brain. She has also made original contributions to understanding the organization, mechanisms and functional roles of spontaneous brain activity and aperiodic brain activity. She has received a Society for Neuroscience Trubatch Career Development Award, an NSF CAREER Award, a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award, and an Irma Hirschl Career Scientist Award among other awards.

The Feindel Virtual Brain and Mind (VBM) Seminar Series will advance the vision of Dr. William Feindel (1918–2014), Former Director of the Neuro (1972–1984), to constantly bridge the clinical and research realms. The talks will highlight the latest advances and discoveries in neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, and neuroimaging.

Speakers will include scientists from across The Neuro, as well as colleagues and collaborators locally and from around the world. The series is intended to provide a virtual forum for scientists and trainees to continue to foster interdisciplinary exchanges on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of brain and cognitive disorders.

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