How do we recognize the face of a friend in a crowd, spot our car among hundreds at the supermarket’s parking lot, or even read the characters that compose these words?
These are complex tasks, even for the most sophisticated computers and yet our brain seems to accomplish them with little effort and surprising accuracy. How does the brain achieve this? How does it represent the visual world? What are the constituent elements of this representation? We are up for another fascinating tour into the visual system, this time to discover how the brain turns light into forms and shapes. Once again, visual illusions will be our lead, exposing the mechanisms that our brain uses to understand the world around us.
Marco Boi earned his PhD in neuroscience from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and worked as a researcher at the Active Perception Laboratory at Boston University. His research focused on the interaction between visual perception and eye movements using methodologies that include experimental investigation and computational modelling.
The 1h-lecture is followed by an animated debate amongst participants (1h) after which we drink a glass on possible new insights gained.
This lecture relies on gifts from the participants, so donate an amount you think is worthy for you after the lecture.