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WHITEHEAD LECTURE, WED 30th March 'Inverse mapping the neuronal correlates of face categorizations - dynamically tracking the processing of local and global visual information in the brain', Wed 30 Ma

http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/%7Emas02mb/posters/8 - Smith.pdf
Contact: m.bishop@gold.ac.uk

8th Whitehead lecture of Spring term 2011 by Dr. Marie Smith, Lecturer, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, London, at 4pm in the Ben Pimlott lecture theatre at Goldsmiths College

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Inverse mapping the neuronal correlates of face categorizations - dynamically tracking the 
processing of local and global visual information in the brain Dr. Marie Smith 
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ABSTRACT: One of the fundamental goals in cognitive neuroscience is to relate modulations in brain
activity to perceptual and cognitive functions. Of critical importance is identifying the specific
information being processed and how this information is distributed and transferred throughout the
different brain regions involved. In this talk, I will present a reverse correlation methodology 
that makes it possible to directly study information processing in the brain, and report the application
of these techniques to the study of face perception and the processing of local and global visual 
information in the brain.

BRIEF BIO: After a degree in Maths and Physics, I completed a PhD in physics at the University of 
Glasgow, Scotland in 2003 on the modeling of electromagnetic radiation emitted by living tissues 
(e.g. the brain). I then moved to a post-doctoral position with Professor Philippe Schyns in the 
department of Psychology, University of Glasgow looking at novel ways of interpreting brain-imaging
data in terms of specific visual information processing content. From there I moved to a position 
at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge where I continued exploring these topics, 
while also looking at the effects of sleep deprivation on recollection and familiarity in collaboration
with Dr Richard Henson. In January 2010 I joined the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck
College as a lecturer.

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Dr. J.M. Bishop,
- Professor of Cognitive Computing,
- Chair, Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour (AISB), Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK,
SE14 6NW

http://www.gold.ac.uk/computing/staff/m-bishop/