Blackrock 2022 Webinar Series
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Conscious Visual Perception and Restoring it in Blindness
Presented by Pieter Roelfesema,
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam and Institute de la Vision, Paris
Join this webinar to find out how future visual prostheses for the blind will directly present camera footage onto the visual brain, skipping malfunctioning eyes.
|When:||March 22, 2022
We are pleased to invite you to our next webinar, Conscious Visual Perception and Restoring it in Blindness, with guest speaker Pieter R. Roelfsema (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam; Institute de la Vision, Paris) to find out how future visual prostheses for the blind will directly present camera footage onto the visual brain, skipping malfunctioning eyes.
In this webinar:
Pieter will discuss the mechanisms that determine whether a weak visual stimulus will reach consciousness or not. If the stimulus is simple, early visual cortex acts as a relay station that sends the information to higher visual areas. If the stimulus arrives at a minimal strength, it will be stored in working memory. However, during more complex visual perceptions, which for example depend on the segregation of a figure from the background, early visual cortex’ role goes beyond a simply relay. It acts as a cognitive blackboard and conscious perception depends on it. The results also inspire new approaches to create a visual prosthesis for the blind, by creating a direct interface with the visual cortex. Finally, Pieter will discuss how high-channel-number interfaces with the visual cortex might be used to restore a rudimentary form of vision in blind individuals.
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We look forward to seeing you on the Webinar.
Your Blackrock Team