Date: 16.05.2019

May 201916Thursday

Ophthalmic Research Symposium - Prof. Olivier Marre

Date / Time
16.05.2019 11:00 14:30
Location:
Lecture Hall ENT-Hospital, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Organizer:
Prof. Thomas Euler
Lecturer: Prof. Olivier Marre
Institute de la Vision, Paris, France
Title: “Integrating the context: models and mechanisms of surround modulation in the retina”

“Integrating the context: models and mechanisms of surround modulation in the retina”

Research interests of Prof. Olivier Marre:

Broadly speaking, I am interested in how network of neurons together can code visual information and be the basis of our perception. Although I have worked on the visual cortex in the past, now I tackle this issue at the level of the retina. This thin piece of tissue at the back of our eye, with several layers of cells, is much more than a camera. The last decade has shown that it performs many complex computations, and we still have to understand how the light impinging the photoreceptors is transformed by the retinal network into a set of spike trains that is sent to the brain. Fortunately, recent experimental techniques have made the quantitative study of this retinal code possible. So the retina is a good compromise between complexity of the computations and simplicity of the experimental access to study population coding in the visual system.

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  • fia-plakat_veranstaltungsankuendigung_dina3_marre-v01-2019-05-07.pdf
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