Understanding how the primate brain processes visual information

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

By opening our eyes, we are immediately rewarded with a wealth of information about the different objects in the environment, and their significance for our behaviour. In order to achieve this sophisticated level of visual perception we have to resolve many difficult computational problems, using information interchanged between cells via electrical pulses. These cellular interactions, which are key to decoding the way we make sense of visual images, are still poorly understood. This project will be focused on determining how connections between cells in between different parts of the brain allow us to compute the shape, direction of motion, and continuity of objects.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/01/0831/12/10

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD426,000.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Monash University