Posted on 28 March 2012
Four of our third year undergraduates (pictured above) attended the BPS Undergraduate Conference at Glasgow University. They presented their third year project work looking at the functional dissection of the human Lateral Occipital Cortex. The project involved retinotopic mapping and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), and aimed to investigate the functional roles played by two adjacent visual areas in the discrimination of orientation and curvature. The project found evidence for a double dissociation within two adjacent visual field maps, extending our understanding of the computations required to process complex visual stimuli.