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Using Computational Modelling to Process Visual Information

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hosptal have been conducting #InspiredResearch which combines neurophysiology, visual psychophysics and computational modeling to investigate how neural circuits store, represent and process visual information in the human brain. By recording the activity of neurons and neuronal ensembles in cortex, the Kreiman Lab is providing insights about how the brain interprets the visual world. Inspired by the architecture and neurophysiology of the visual system and funded by the Lions, the laboratory has developed computational models that may enable machines to see and understand visual information. By combining computer vision with neurophysiology, the lab is working toward a day when prosthetic devices can be connected directly to the brain to restore the gift of sight to all who have, through trauma or disease, lost it.