YNiC project proposal presentation : Functional Properties of LO-1 & LO-2 in Human Lateral Occipital Cortex

Thursday 27 January 2011, 4.00PM to 5.30pm

Speaker(s): Ed Silson

The lateral Occipital Cortex (LO) is known to be an object-selective brain region. Although originally thought not to contain a retinotopic organisation, recent evidence suggests that LO contains two adjacent representations of the contralateral visual field, referred to as LO-1 and LO-2 (Larson & Heeger, 2006). Larson and Heeger (2006) suggested that LO-1 and LO-2 might have different functional properties and that both contribute to object recognition. We aim to use functionally-guided TMS to probe the functional properties of LO-1 and LO-2.

For further information please contact Centre Manager, Jo Saunders: joanna.saunders@ynic.york.ac.uk

Location: York Neuroimaging Centre - open plan area

Admission: free