DEPARTMENT of PSYCHOLOGY
2018-2019 COLLOQUIUM SERIES
Y. Kate Hong, PhD
Department of Neuroscience
“What is the Role of Primary Somatosensory Cortex?”
For all of our senses, the causal role of primary sensory cortex in detecting stimuli remains controversial. I will discuss the effects of both acute and chronic inactivation of primary somatosensory cortex in mice trained to perform a detection task with opposing results. This work challenges the commonly held cortex-centric view of sensory perception, suggesting a larger role for subcortical pathways in sensory-guided behavior.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Coffee/cookies at 3:15pm.
Reception will be held after the talk.