Organization and function of feedback connections in early visual processing

January 31, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Dr. Alessandra Angelucci

Dr. Angelucci is a professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Utah. Her research interests include Mechanisms and anatomical substrates for contextual integration in visual cortex; Spatial factors in visual cortical function; Role of long-range intra-areal and inter-areal corticocortical connections in visual processing; Functional anatomy of long-range lateral interactions in the macaque primary visual cortex; Functional role and topographic organization of feedback systems between visual cortical areas; Cross-modal neuroplasticity in ferrets; Pre- and postnatal development of the anatomical connections between the thalamus and the cerebral cortex; Effect of unilateral 6-Hydroxydopamine lesion of the substantia nigra pars compacta on local rates of cerebral metabolic activity; Spatial organization of callosal and association neurons in the frontal and parietal cerebral cortex of monkeys