Many aspects of visual information could be processed in the brain in the absence of awareness. I will introduce a series of psychophysical and neuroimaging studies that used images rendered invisible in various ways. These image visibility manipulations allowed us to investigate the spatiotemporal limits of human vision, the mechanisms of feedforward processing, the difference between ventral and dorsal pathways, and the relationship between visual attention and visual awareness.
Dr. Sheng He is a professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Minnesota, and an adjunct investigator in the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science at the Institute of Biophysics (CAS). He obtained his PhD from UC San Diego, and received Post-doc training at Harvard. His research interests include spatiotemporal properties of human vision, visual object recognition, adaptation, plasticity, attention, and visual awareness. He uses both psychophysical and neuroimaging approaches in his research.
Neuroscience Seminar Series by the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai