IDG week 5 – Patterns in Physiology: Prof. Andrew Parker

Date(s) - Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Seminar Room 3


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Interdisciplinary Discussion Group
Week 5 – Pattern Recognition in the Human Visual System


The human eye and its attached nervous system have an extraordinary capacity to pick out patterns in the visual world. In this brief talk, I shall introduce the neural apparatus that performs these tasks, demonstrate the exquisite sensitivity of our visual neurons and explore how we use stereoscopic depth, motion, symmetry and repeated pattern elements to segregate and parse different elements of the visual scene.


Andrew Parker is Professor of Physiology, Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford. He presently holds a Presidential International Fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Free sandwich lunch, tea and coffee are offered by the college. To reserve a spot, or to request special dietary options, email

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