Event Details

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 - Wednesday, 09 March 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
QBI Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Ms Deirdre Wilson
07 3346 6300
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

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Dr Alex Puckett
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland
Title: Measuring the effects of attention in human cortex using fMRI
Abstract: Perception does not arise solely from the passive processing of sensory information. Rather, there is also an active process, attention, that acts moment-by-moment to select or enhance behaviorally relevant information and to ignore or suppress irrelevant information. In this talk, I will discuss my experience using fMRI to measure the effects of attention in human cortex. I will discuss past work performed at 3T to investigate the effects of visual attention in multiple visual areas including the development of a novel technique to measure the profile of the attentional field using single voxel time-course modeling. I will also discuss current work being performed using the 7T MRI scanner here at The University of Queensland to acquire high-spatial-resolution measurements of the effects of tactile attention in somatosensory cortex.

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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