The Swartz Foundation presents
an exploration into the far reaches
of the human mind with:
William Newsome, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology
Stanford University, School of Medicine
William Newsome is also the co-chair of Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Working Group, a recent initiative announced by the White House as part of a new Presidential focus aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain.
William Newsome's research focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying visually based decision making and related issues in cognitive neuroscience. He seeks to understand how higher mammals acquire sensory information about the world, how that information is processed within the brain, and how behavioral responses to that information are organized. New experimental and conceptual tools are creating a paradigm shift in the field. The analysis of single-neuron activity remains critical, but single-neuron activity is most comprehensible in the context of collective neural states that are revealed through dynamical systems analysis.
Monday, March 31, 2014
4:30 pm, Staller Center Main Stage, Stony Brook University
Reception follows the lecture in the Staller Art Gallery.
Please call (631) 632-7238 for a disability-related accommodation.
Wheelchair space in the theater is limited. Please arrive early for the best seating.
FREE PRESENTATION INTENDED FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE