GT Neuro Seminar Series

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  • Date/Time:
    • Monday November 4, 2019
      11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Location: Krone Engineered Biosystems Building, Room 1005 - Atlanta, GA
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Garrett Stanley

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Summary Sentence: "Hyperbolic Geometry of the Olfactory Space" - Tatyana Sharpee, Ph.D. - Salk Institute

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“Hyperbolic Geometry of the Olfactory Space”

Tatyana Sharpee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Studies
Salk Institute

Using the sense of smell as an example, I will describe both theoretical reasons and experimental evidence that natural stimuli and human perception can be mapped onto a low dimensional curved surface. This surface turns out to have a negative curvature, corresponding to a hyperbolic metric. Although this map was derived purely from the statistics of co-occurrence between mono-molecular odorants in the natural environment it revealed topography in the organization of human perception of smell. I will conclude with arguments for why hyperbolic metric should be generally applicable elsewhere in the nervous system.

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Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB)

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Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Graduate students
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IBB, go-PetitInstitute, go-neuro
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  • Created By: Floyd Wood
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  • Created On: Oct 17, 2019 - 9:08am
  • Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019 - 9:08am