NEW YORK CITY — Dr. Ian Nauhaus, assistant professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, presented on functional architecture of Primate VI during SUNY Optometry’s Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research colloquium on Friday, April 27.
Dr. Nauhaus researches coding strategies and corresponding mechanisms of the brain’s visual system to uncover general principles of how a healthy brain processes input from the natural environment. His lab focuses on how feedforward circuits rapidly build efficient representations of a visual scene at successive stages of the visual hierarchy, and how feedback mechanisms steer these representations under different contexts. He employs multiple imaging and electrophysiological methods to measure neural activity at different spatial and temporal scales.
Dr. Nauhaus received his B.S. in electrical engineering and B.A in liberal arts from the University of San Diego and his M.S. in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About the Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research at SUNY Optometry
The Institute for Vision Research was founded in 1983 in response to the growing need for scientific knowledge about the visual system and methods of improving visual function. The Institute was renamed the Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Institute for Vision Research (SIVR) in 1984 to honor the Schnurmacher’s generosity that made possible the establishment of an Institutional endowment. The scientific researchers associated with the Institute are engaged in a wide variety of vision research projects. The SIVR coordinates a colloquium series and supports collaborative clinical research, small clinical research projects and innovative vision science research.