Neuroimaging Studies of Binocular Rivalry: How the brain changes its mind

	Professor Janine D. Mendola, Ph.D., Visual Neuroscience Lab

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Thursday, December 7th, 2023 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Professor Janine D. Mendola, Ph.D., Visual Neuroscience Lab


Dr. Lora Likova


I will discuss human fMRI and MEG studies of binocular rivalry, including some recent work on individual differences. Alternations between bistable percepts provide a powerful platform to study visual awareness and suppression. The frequency tagging technique is used to record whole brain SSVEPs with analyses of power, coherence, and connectivity.  In untagged data, we explore the role of alpha band signals in perceptual stabilization. One theme is comparison of well matched binocular states, such as different types of rivalry. Another theme is the non-invasive measurement of interocular inhibition, which may be a partially heritable trait. There is also the possibility to discuss potential relationships to binocular vision disorders such as amblyopia.

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