Dr. AJ Collegio (George Washington University) will be skyping in with us for this meeting. Dr. Collegio's work answers the question whether you are more or less efficient to allocate attention to a bulldozer than a cell phone, even if the images are displayed with the same pixel measurements on the computer screen:
Humans encounter objects of varying shapes and sizes every day. The impact of object size on visual perception has been well-demonstrated, specifically with recent fMRI studies demonstrating topographic organization of real-world object size in occipito-temporal cortex. How might this organization of the brain during perception translate to changes in behavior during an attentional selection task? Would such cortical segmentation have a direct impact on attentional selection?
Workshops are taking on a new format this semester- they will involve a short presentation of work (10-15 minutes) with an extended discussion at the end. The presentations will be live-streamed and recorded in collaboration with the OnNeuro platform, check it out here! Refreshments will be provided!