Events / MindCORE Seminar: Vlad Ayzenberg

MindCORE Seminar: Vlad Ayzenberg

September 22, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

111 Levin Building

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Vlad Ayzenberg
MindCORE Postdoctoral Fellow


Early developing mechanisms underlying visual object categorization


Humans learn new object categories rapidly, often after seeing just one example. Indeed, even infants exhibit remarkable categorization abilities in the absence of extensive experience. What are the underlying visual representations and neural mechanisms that support such robust categorization? In the current talk, I will combine approaches from developmental psychology with computational modelling to reveal the underlying representations that support object categorization in infants. I will also present fMRI and high-density EEG data that suggest that object categorization is supported by a broader network of brain regions beyond the ventral ‘what’ pathway – the pathway most associated with visual recognition. Finally, I will describe how my research with pediatric hemispherectomy patients – patients who have had an entire hemisphere removed – may shed light on the developmental trajectory of the neural regions underlying object categorization.


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