Thérèse CollinsProfessor, INCC-UMR 8002 CNRS/Université de Paris, Vision group, Paris, France
Seeing a stable world, by Thérèse Collins
Due to the current lockdown, you can participate to this seminar by streaming on ZOOM.
ID de réunion : 881 9589 4703
Code : 033986
The visual input to the retina in highly variable: object positions shift with every eye movement, information is interrupted with every blink, and shadows and colors change with lighting conditions. Despite these multiple sources of variability in the proximal stimulus, we perceive distal stimuli as stable and constant objects. How the brain interprets incoming sensory information to create seamless perceptual experience is a crucial question in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. In my talk I will focus on a mechanism that may contribute to the transformation of variability into stability: spatio-temporal integration of sensory information. The immediate content of perception may be the result of an integration of information across several seconds, a process that would smooth out spurious changes in the proximal stimulus. Two studies will attempt to better describe this spatio-temporal integration as it relates to object perception.
Thérèse Collins short CV and publications on personal website: http://therese.collins.free.fr/
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