Speaker: Jeffrey M. Yau, Ph.D. Department of Neuroscience,Baylor College of Medicine

Time: 13:00 - 14:30, 2nd Sep., 2019

Venue: #1113,Wangkezhen Building,Peking University

Abstract: Our perception of a sensory cue depends strongly on the context in which it is experienced. Context can be defined by concurrent signals in the same sensory modality or a different sense. In this talk, I will present evidence for contextual modulation of tactile perception on the hand. I will first describe work showing the surprisingly specific influences of sounds on touch and the distributed cortical networks that may support multisensory interactions in temporal frequency processing. In the second part of my talk, I will describe more recent behavioral and neuroimaging evidence of interactive processing of bimanual signals. These collective findings reveal the complex spatial and temporal factors that influence touch and highlight the role of attention in contextualized perception.

Host: Dr. Lihan Chen