Mr Bradley Jack - Colloquium 09/03/2012
|Topic:||Binocular rivalry and the neural correlates of visual consciousness|
|Presenter:||Bradley Jack, Discipline of Psychology, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University|
Friday, 9 March 2012
|Locations:||Lecture Hall D350 (Coffs Harbour campus)|
Video-linked to Lecture Hall P158 (Lismore campus) and to A223 (Tweed Heads Gold Coast Riverside campus)
|About the colloquium:|
When we look at one image with one eye and a different image with the other, a remarkable thing occurs. Instead of seeing both images superimposed, we see one for a few seconds, then the other, then the first again, and so on for as long as we care to look. This phenomenon, called binocular rivalry, is considered a useful tool for studying the neural correlates of visual consciousness because unchanging stimulation of the retina results in alternations in visual perception.
I propose to research how different properties of the rival stimuli, in particular, the orientation of contours, affect the neural correlates of visual consciousness, measured from the electrical activity of participants' brains (electroencephalography; EEG).
This colloquium will serve as Mr Jack's Confirmation of PhD Candidature presentation.
|About the speaker:|
Bradley Jack completed his Bachelor of Psychology at SCU in 2010. He graduated with First Class Honours and won an Australian Postgraduate Award. He is also a recipient of the Journal Manuscript Award for Honours Students.
He is currently working on his PhD under the supervision of Professor Robert P. O'Shea and Dr. Stephen Provost.
Updated: 29 October 2012