Attention dependent coding and information exchange within and between visual cortical areas
Attention is critical to high level cognition and it improves perceptual abilities. Many studies have delineated how attention affects neuronal firing rates, rate variability, and neuronal correlations, but a detailed understanding how this differs between cortical areas, layers and different cell types is only just emerging.

To address these questions, we recorded simultaneously from multiple layers in areas V1 and V4, while monkeys performed a covert feature based spatial attention task.

The presentation will delineate how attention affects different cell types in different layers of area V1 and V4, how attention affects oscillatory activity in these areas, and how it affects the information transfer between layers within an area and between areas.
Date: 9 March 2018, 13:00 (Friday, 8th week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Sherrington Building, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Venue Details: Large Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Professor Alexander Thiele (Newcastle University)
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
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Host: Professor Kristine Krug (DPAG, University of Oxford)
Part of: DPAG Head of Department Seminar Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Sally Collins