Visual Perception and Cortical Encoding
Collaborator: Dirk Jancke, Institut für Neuroinformatik, John-Dylan Haynes, Bernstein Center and the Charite-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, Hamutal Slovin (Bar-Ilan University) and Shimon Ulman (Weizmann Institute of Science), Israel

German-Israeli Project Cooperation (BMBF, DFG)

The Brain's Code - German-Israeli BMBF Project

How does our brain construct a robust image from the plethora of light stimuli impinging onto the eye? In this complex process, widely branched networks of nerve cells are involved, whose cooperation is investigated in a new collaborative project carried out by researchers from Germany and Israel. The researchers combine functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSDI) technique, that allows - thanks to light-emitting dyes - to track brain activity with high temporal and spatial resolution.



  • Darks and Lights, the `Yin–Yang′ of Vision Depends on Luminance
    Jancke, D.
    Trends in Neurosciences, 44(5), 339–341

The Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) is a central research unit of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We aim to understand the fundamental principles through which organisms generate behavior and cognition while linked to their environments through sensory systems and while acting in those environments through effector systems. Inspired by our insights into such natural cognitive systems, we seek new solutions to problems of information processing in artificial cognitive systems. We draw from a variety of disciplines that include experimental approaches from psychology and neurophysiology as well as theoretical approaches from physics, mathematics, electrical engineering and applied computer science, in particular machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision.

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