Title: Probing receptive fields in depth

  Speaker: Prof. Andrew Parker,Oxford University, UK Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany

  Time: May 16, 2023, 1:00-2:30 pm

  Venue: Wang Ke Zhen Bldg, 1113

  Host: Prof. Cong Yu


  Since at least 1906, when Sherrington described the concept of a receptive field (RF), this idea has dominated thinking in sensory physiology. Recent analytical techniques in functional MRI have suggested that the receptive fields of populations of neurons can be measured non-invasively in human subjects. These results are expressed as pRFs (population RFs). In this talk, I shall evaluate the properties of these human pRFs for sensing of binocular depth and stereo vision. These new measures of human pRFs will be compared with closely similar electrophysiological measurements from macaque monkey visual cortex.