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Geoffrey K Aguirre. Measuring visual cortex without vision
 
Date: Sep 27, 2012

What: Measuring visual cortex without vision

Where: BCBL auditorium

Who: Geoffrey K Aguirre, University of Pennsylvania, US

When: 12 noon


While the general functional organization of primary visual cortex has been known for nearly 100 years, the precise mapping of cortical structure to retinotopic function has remained undefined. In my lecture, I will describe how the retinotopic organization of the human visual cortex can be accurately defined by reference to anatomy alone. This advance then permits an examination of how resting-state activity within visual cortex is organized within and between hemispheres. Further, we can test the hypothesis that blindness early in life alters the landscape of cortical function, rendering the striate cortex a heteromodal association area.