NeuroWire – Contraction bias: How previous experiences influence our perception

Dr. Athena Akrami, of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre, gave a seminar at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology as part of the 2019-2020 “NEUReka!” seminar series. Dr. Akrami’s research focuses on understanding how incoming sensory information is integrated with our prior experiences, and how this process informs our choices and behaviours. During the seminar Dr. Akrami presented an elegant study, which she conducted during her post-doctoral research in the lab of Professor Carlos Brody (Akrami et al., 2018). Check out our latest blog post from our Neureka! president Dr Thomas Shallcross discussing these series of experiments.


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