Chaired by David A. Leopold, NIMH
A, Natcher Conference
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
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