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NIH Research Festival 2005
2005 NIH Research Festival

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Symposia Session II - 7 concurrent symposia
  Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Natcher Auditorium

The Seeing Brain

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m

Chaired by David A. Leopold, NIMH

Conference Room A, Natcher Conference Center

The primate brain faces a host of challenges in trying to understand and negotiate a complex visual environment. The fluidity and reliability of our perception are a testament to our visual system's many adaptations to the tasks at hand. In this symposium, we will present four perspectives on this issue. Fred Miles and David Leopold will talk about specialized mechanisms related to the visual processing of motion and faces, respectively. David Zee will then discuss factors related to establishing and maintaining singleness of vision given our two eyes. Finally, Kirk Thompson will talk about how the brain decides that some visual patterns attract one's gaze as viable points of interest.


The Motion Detectors Underlying Visual Tracking
Fred Miles, NEI

Oculomotor Mechanisms Ensuring Single Vision
David Zee, NEI

Choosing Where to Look
Kirk Thompson, NEI

Neural Mechanisms of Face Recognition
David Leopold, NIMH

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