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Joseph J. Atick
Assistant Professor

Theories on how the brain extracts knowledge from its senses, organizes and uses information to perform cognitive tasks.

We developed an information theory of vision that explains the processing in the retina and lateral geniculate nucleus in the spatial-temporal and chromatic domains and that predicts data pertaining to human color adaptation and contrast sensitivity in space and time. We also explore cortical organization, function and plasticity. Our second focus is sensory perception. We postulate how the brain represents objects, using eigenheads to determine how the brain resolves segmentation, shape from shading, structure from motion, and recognition.

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