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Adaptive Brain Lab

 

Explaining the heterogeneity and topography in inferior temporal cortex with deep neural networks

Humans recognise objects almost immediately – a brief glance is sufficient to recognise the face of a friend. Our everyday actions and interactions depend on object recognition which depends on a complex neural architecture in the visual cortex. The inferior temporal (IT) cortex is a particularly...

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Adaptive decision templates in the human brain.

When immersed in a new environment (e.g. navigating a new city or being surrounded by speakers of an unknown language) we are challenged to make sense of an initially incomprehensible stream of events. At first, it seems like a befuddling cacophony that leaves us completely unprepared for what will...

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Flexible perception: functional plasticity mechanisms in the human brain.

Breaking the camouflage of a nearby object allows a casual rambler to detect a snake in the grass, and a more experienced hiker to determine whether it is a venomous European Adder or harmless grass snake. The visual processes of (1) detecting and segmenting targets from cluttered backgrounds, and...

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PRISM: Perceptual Representation of Illumination, Shape & Material.

Whenever we open our eyes, we immediately gain access to a rich world of meaningful visual sensations. For a long time, research on visual perception has focussed primarily on our ability to recognize objects. However, Our visual experience provides us with a richly detailed representation of the...

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