Events / MindCORE/CNI Seminar: Sabine Kastner

MindCORE/CNI Seminar: Sabine Kastner

March 29, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

111 Levin Building

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Sabine Kastner
Princeton Neuroscience Institute


Attention Control in the Primate Brain


The selection of information from our cluttered sensory environments is one of the most fundamental cognitive operations performed by the primate brain. In the visual domain, the selection process is thought to be mediated by a static spatial mechanism – a ‘spotlight’ that can be flexibly shifted around the visual scene. This spatial search mechanism has been associated with a large-scale network that consists of multiple nodes distributed across all major cortical lobes and includes also subcortical regions.  To identify the specific functions of each network node and their functional interactions is a major goal for the field of cognitive neuroscience.  In my lecture, I will give an overview on the neural basis of this fundamental cognitive function and its development. I will also discuss recently discovered rhythmic properties that set up alternating attention states.


A pizza lunch will be served. Please bring your own beverage.


This is a joint seminar with the Computational Neuroscience Initiative (CNI).