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FREE Physics Talk
June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-6Free
Stephanie Palmer, University of Chicago, will explore: “Seeing What’s Coming: How Your Brain Computes the Future.“
Prediction is essential for interacting fluidly and accurately with our environment because of the delays inherent to all brain circuits. In order to interact appropriately with a changing environment, the brain must respond not only to the current state of sensory inputs but must also make rapid predictions of the future. In this lecture, we’ll explore how our visual system makes these predictions, starting as early as the retinal cells in the eye. We’ll borrow techniques from statistical physics and information processing to assess how we get terrific, predictive vision from these imperfect (lagged and noisy) component parts.