PhD Proposal by Anderson Speed

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    • Friday October 30, 2020 - Saturday October 31, 2020
      3:00 pm - 4:59 pm
  • Location: Remote: Blue Jeans
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Summary Sentence: Information Content and Routing of Visuomotor Signals in the Cortex

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Anderson Speed 

BME PhD Thesis Proposal 

 

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020 

Time: 3:00PM 

Bluejeans Link: https://bluejeans.com/780409565  

Meeting ID: 780 409 565 

 

Advisor: Dr. Bilal Haider 

 

Committee Members: 

Dr. Gordon Berman 

Dr. Dieter Jaeger 

Dr. Dan O’Connor (Johns Hopkins) 

Dr. Chethan Pandarinath 

  

  

Title: Information Content and Routing of Visuomotor Signals in the Cortex 

  

Abstract: Sensorimotor transformations are a hallmark of natural behaviors.  The mechanisms by which sensory information is taken in, processed, and transformed into a motor action are not well understood.  A common framework in sensorimotor neuroscience suggests that as sensory information is propagated serially up the cortical hierarchy, stimulus-related information is lost and “transformed” into action-related information.  This proposal seeks to directly test two components of this framework.  In aim 1, a two-response visual detection task will be developed to allow for the direct interrogation of distinct routes of visuomotor processing.  In Aim 2, the information content of neural signals at multiple nodes along the visuomotor pathway will be quantified.  In Aim 3, simultaneous recordings from visual and motor areas will allow for the direct measurement of signal propagation through the cortex to assess the route of information flow. 

 

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  • Created On: Oct 26, 2020 - 2:08pm
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