Brain Awareness Week – “The Science of Vision: Is Perception really Reality?”
March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“The Science of Vision: Is Perception really Reality?”
by Dr. Tiago Siebert Altavini
What is the science behind visual perception? What is the role
of the brain in processing and interpeting visual information?
Come discover cutting-edge research about how expectations influence the way we perceive reality.
Tiago Siebert Altavini is a neuroscientist working in the Laboratory of Neurobiology in The Rockefeller University. He has been studying different aspects of the visual system since he was a biology undergrad student at the University of Brasilia. The interest in neuroscience of vision led him to a PhD at the University of Rio Grande do Norte where he worked with Dr. Kerstin Schmidt at the university’s Brain Institute. His PhD research was on the visual connections in the brain and their influence in patterns of spontaneous brain activity. Now working with Dr. Charles Gilbert he is investigating the top-down influence of feedback connections on object recognition. The aim of such research is to understand the mechanisms by which expectation influences visual perception.