THE VISUAL CORTEX DOES NOT LIVE BY VISION ALONE

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Speaker: 

Dr. Lora Likova

Meeting room: 

Room 204 - Main Conference Room

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Presenter: Professor Krish Sathian, MD, PhD. , FANA Professor of Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine and Psychology, Emory University Director, Neurorehabilitation Program, Department of Neurology, Emory University Director of Neuroimaging, Center for Systems Imaging, Emory University, Executive Director, Atlanta VAMC Rehabilitation R&D Center for Visual and Neurocognitive  Rehabilitation (CVNR) 

Host: Dr. Lora Likova, Ph.D.

Abstract

In normally sighted people, visual cortical areas specialized for particular aspects of visual processing are recruited during corresponding aspects of tactile processing. The extent to which this is based in visual imagery, as opposed to the recruitment of multisensory processes, varies with object familiarity. In those with congenital blindness, visual cortex appears to be involved in a number of functions, including language. Thus, the visual cortex is not the exclusive province of vision.