Looking without seeing: Exogenous attentional guidance from primates to fish

Professor Zhaoping Li of the Department of Computer Science at University College London gave a really thought provoking seminar explaining how the brain creates saliency maps for what the retina sees and how the map for exogenous attentional guidance has ‘migrated’ from the optic tectum to the primary visual cortex during evolution.

Check out the NEUReka! blog post which discusses her seminar on the Scientifica website:

http://www.scientifica.uk.com/neurowire/looking-without-seeing

 


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