The University of Macau (UM) on 20 March (Wednesday) will hold a talk titled ‘Visual Information Processing and Inference in the Brain Without Awareness’. He Sheng, a researcher at the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and director of the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, will be the keynote speaker.
Prof He is a distinguished national expert and a professor at the University of Minnesota. He was the chairman of the International Conference on the Science of Consciousness. During the talk, Prof He will discuss behavioural and brain imaging studies and will provide answers to some intriguing scientific questions, such as ‘What information processing and control functions our brain performs without conscious awareness?’ and ‘Is there is a clock in every human brain?’ He will also discuss possible clinical applications of visual bistable perception in the diagnosis of mental illnesses.
The inauguration ceremony for the UM and Institute of Biophysics, CAS, Joint Research Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences will also be held at the event. The event will start at 3:30pm, in Room G078, Anthony Lau Building (E4), UM. It will be conducted in Mandarin. Those who are interested should register at https://isw.um.edu.mo/evm/register/um_ceremony_biosci. For enquiries, please call 8822 8502.
Source: Communications Office
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