A MedTech West seminar – We see faces everywhere – but how?

Insights from brain imaging studies.
From the moment we are born, humans have the amazing capacity to detect and orient towards faces. Our face perception system is evolved to the point that we are sometimes even start seeing faces where there are none (e.g. the man in the moon). In this seminar, Nouchine Hadjikhani will present results of more than a decade of research on face perception using fMRI and magneto-encephalography, both in normal individuals and in individuals with brain damage.

Nouchine Hadjikhani will review face-processing anatomy, and  discuss the complexity of the face-processing network. She will show how the different nodes of the system can interact, with several examples in the domains of lower (orientation) and higher (emotion) levels of perception.

Nouchine Hadjikhani is a professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. She is currently a visiting professor at GNC, Gothenburg University.
http://nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/nouchinelab/

Watch Nouchine Hadjikhani´s work  on the TV show “Kobra”:
http://www.svtplay.se/video/1941239/avsnitt-4-iseefaces-vi-ser-ansikten-overallt

Date: June 10, 2014

Time: 11:30-12:15 (-13:00 incl lunch)
Location: Förmaket, Vita Stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

Register by sending an email to seminars@medtechwest.se. A light lunch will be served at the venue to registered participants.
Please write “MTW seminar June 10” in the subject line. Last day for registration is June 5.