"Neuroscience approaches to visual awareness"

Susana Martinez-Conde PhD and Stephen L. Macknik PhD

Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

  We will address several fundamental questions concerning the study of visibility and visual awareness from a neuroscientific  

  perspective: What is the neural substrate of our perception of visibility? What features of the world are most visible? What parts

  of the brain contain the circuits necessary for us to be aware of the visible world? We will discuss data from studies combining    

  psychophysical, electrophysiological, optical imaging, and human fMRI methods, and we will demonstrate many novel visual

  illusions illustrating these percepts, so that participants are able to replicate the experiments in their own brains.  

Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience
Division of Neurobiology
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W. Thomas Rd
Phoenix AZ 85013, USA
Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484
Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172
Email: smart@neuralcorrelate.com