March 2021

Temporal dynamics of information processing within and across the hemispheres

Speaker: Dr Amanda Robinson

25th March 2021

Abstract: The human brain must integrate information across the two hemispheres of the brain to construct a coherent representation of the perceptual world. Characterising how visual information from the left and right visual fields is represented in the two hemispheres (ipsilateral/ contralateral) over time can be the missing piece in understanding how information is transferred between hemispheres. In this talk, I will discuss how we can use electroencephalography and computational methods to investigate information processing within and across the hemispheres. I will present results that provide new insights into the dynamics of object perception and the competitive versus cooperative nature of hemispheric processing.

Bio: Dr Amanda Robinson is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the University of Sydney with expertise in perception and attention, specifically relating to object perception. She received her PhD from the Queensland Brain Institute at The University of Queensland for research on olfactory-visual integration. After a postdoc with Prof Marlene Behrmann at Carnegie Mellon University, Dr Robinson returned to Australia to join the Sydney Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Dr Robinson uses EEG, MEG and fMRI with computational methods to uncover the spatiotemporal dynamics of perceptual processing.

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