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17:00 - 18:00 29 October 2012

Structural clues to a visual function: direction selectivity in the retina

Location

J Z Young (Anatomy) Lecture Theatre | Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker information: Sebastian Seung, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Host: Michael Hausser, m.hausser@ucl.ac.uk Bio: Sebastian Seung is Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Scientific Director of WiredDifferently, and author of Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University, and formerly worked at Bell Laboratories. His laboratory at MIT has launched EyeWire, an online community that empowers the public to map the neural connections of the retina. EyeWire is the first project of WiredDifferently, a nonprofit organization with the ultimate goals of seeing the material basis of memory and finding connectopathies, "miswirings" of the brain long hypothesized to be associated with psychiatric disorders. His book Connectome was hailed in the Wall Street Journal as "the best lay book on brain science I've ever read."


Contact

Michael Hausser
Please email | m.hausser@ucl.ac.uk