Prof. He's Lecture -- Binocular rivalry, visual awareness and attention
Title: Binocular rivalry, visual awareness and attention
Speaker: Prof. Sheng He
Chair: Prof. Tianzi Jiang
Time: 9:00-10:00 Jan. 24, 2013
Venue: The 714 meeting room, 7th floor of the Intelligence Building
If you want to attend it, please contact to Dr. Yong Liu
When two different images are presented to the two eyes at the corresponding retinal locations, observers often experience binocular rivalry - alternating perception of the two competing images. In a number of behavioral and neuroimaging experiments on binocular rivalry as well as using rivalry as a tool, we show that binocular rivalry primarily engages the Parvocellular pathway; object level information is available in the brain from the suppressed images; observers' spatial attention could be guided by certain types of invisible images; and that when attention was diverted away from the competing stimuli, binocular rivalry ceased and interocular competition remains unresolved.
Sheng He obtained his PhD from the University of California at San Diego in 1995, and has been a Professor at the Department of Psychology University of Minnesota since 1997. He is currently the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He studies human vision using psychophysical and neuroimaging methods, and is broadly interested in the cognitive neuroscience of visual perception, attention and awareness.