Columbia University in the City of New York

Apr 3, 20184:00 pm

Voxel-wise Encoding Model for Language and Vision

Featuring Alexander Huth, PhD, Departments of Neuroscience & Computer Science, University of Texas at Austin

April 3rd, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)

Voxel-wise encoding models provide a sensitive method for probing richly detailed cortical representations. This method also allows us to take advantage of natural stimuli, which elicit stronger, more reliable, and more varied brain responses than tightly controlled experimental stimuli. In this talk Dr. Huth will discuss how he has used these methods to study how the human brain represents the meaning of language, and how those representations are linked to visual representations. The results suggest that the language and visual systems in the human brain might form a single, contiguous map over which meaning is represented.

Faculty Host: Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Director of Cognitive Imaging; Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

For questions about the lecture, please contact [email protected]

Those who wish to meet the speaker during the visit should contact Dr. Kriegeskorte.

This seminar is part of the Systems, Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience Seminar Series at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, which focuses on cognition and decision making research. Internationally renowned speakers present their recent work on these topics using behavioral, neurobiological and computational approaches. Seminars take place approximately every other week on Tuesdays at 4 pm in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor).

Venue: the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)
3227 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

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