Pulse trains to percepts: The challenge of creating a perceptually intelligible world with sight recovery technologies
Retinal diseases affect more than 20 million individuals worldwide. An extraordinary variety of sight recovery therapies are either about to begin clinical trials, have begun clinical trials, or are currently being implanted in patients. However, as yet we have little insight into the perceptual experience likely to be produced by these implants – what will the world look like to patients? I will discuss the interplay between the various kinds of sight recovery procedures and the underlying biology of the retina and cortex, and create neuro-perceptual models to create movies simulating what people with ‘restored vision’ are likely to ‘see’.
Date: 17 June 2015, 11:00 (Wednesday, 8th week, Trinity 2015)
Venue: Sherrington Building, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Venue Details: Small Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Professor Geoff Boynton (Department of Psychology, University of Washington at Seattle)
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
Organisers: Sara Bouskela (University of Oxford, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)), Katherine McNeil (University of Oxford, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics), Sarah Noujaim (University of Oxford, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics)
Host: Professor Andrew Parker (Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics)
Part of: DPAG Guest Speakers
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Sara Bouskela