Assistant Professor Kendrick Kay

Medical School
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Visual Neuroscience

The Computational Visual Neuroscience Laboratory (CVNLAB) is located in the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR). The goal of the lab is to understand how the human brain represents visual images and makes perceptual decisions about these images. They use a combined experimental and computational approach that seeks to develop models that characterize the stimulus transformations perfomed by the brain. Their primary measurement technique is functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which is ideally suited to identify these transformations, given its excellent spatial resolution and ability to monitor activity across the numerous areas of visual cortex. Recent increases in magnetic field strength are expected to provide substantial gains in spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio, enabling the acquisition of large, high-quality datasets that can be used to resolve functional differences across cortical layers and columns.

Project Investigators

Assistant Professor Kendrick Kay
Ruyuan Zhang
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