"Multivariate "Brain Reading" in Human Visual Pathways"


Dr. Stephen Jose Hanson
Professor, FASN - Psychology,
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

April 5, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
CoRE Lecture Hall, 96 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus


In this talk I will review and discuss recent trends and advances in the signal processing, classification and visualization of Neuroimaging data (functional magnetic resonance imaging-fMRI). Focus will be on processing in the human visual pathways (object and face recognition, but will also examine large scale decoding of brain functions across a diverse set of tasks.


Dr. Stephen Jose Hanson has previously held positions as Chair of Psychology Department on Newark Campus, co-director of the University-Medical School Brain Imaging Center, and Director of the Learning System Sciences Department at SIEMENS Research Center (Princeton, Munich, Paris) and is presently Professor of Psychology (NK), member of Cognitive Science Center (NB) and Information Science (NJIT). Dr. Hanson was also a founding member of the Advisory Board on the McDonnell-PEW Cognitive Neuroscience Program (1989-2000) that helped initiate and foster much of the Cognitive Neuroscience field. He is also the editor of the MIT Press Foundational Issues in Human Brain Mapping (2010) and is working on a book: Brain Reading: Multivariate Pattern Analysis, Prediction, and Visualization of Brain Imaging Data.