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Psychology seminar - Professor Kimron Shapiro




Speaker: Professor Kimron Shapiro (UBir)

Series: Department of Psychology External Speaker Seminar Series

"The functional architecture of visual temporal attention"

Abstract: When we identify a visual object such as a word or letter our ability to identify a second object is impaired if it appears within 500 ms of the first. This outcome has been named the attentional blink (AB) and has  been the topic of numerous research reports since 1992 when the first AB paper was published. During the first decade of research on this topic, the focus has been on 'behavioural' approaches to understanding the AB phenomenon, with manipulations made on stimulus parameters (e.g., type and spatial distribution), nature of the stimuli (uni-modal or cross-modal), and importantly the role of masking. More recently, researchers have begun to focus on neurophysiological underpinnings of the AB studying patients with focal lesions and using approaches such as ERP, TMS, fMRI, and MEG. My talk will focus on the results of a number of such neurophysiological techniques, suggesting that localisation, in combination with activation and synchronisation methods have begun to unravel a dynamic temporo-parietal frontal network of structures involved in the AB.

For more information about Professor Shapiro please see his staff profile page.

This seminar is part of the Department of Psychology's External Speaker Seminar Series 2012-13.

The seminars are aimed at Psychology staff and students but are open to all. All seminars take place in Room D427, unless stated otherwise.

If you have any queries relating to this event, please contact Corinna Haenshel or Emmanuel Pothos.

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When and where

1.00pm - 2.00pmWednesday 13th February 2013

D427 Social Sciences Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom