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PhD defence: Jordan Nicolas Alves

The interaction between retinal and cortical processing underlying motion perception in the human visual system

Info about event

Time

Wednesday 13 July 2022,  at 14:00 - 16:00

Location

Samfundsmedicinsk Auditorium (1262-101), Aarhus Universitet, Bartholins Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C and online

On Wednesday 13 July at 14:00, Jordan Nicolas Alves defends his PhD dissertation entitled "The interaction between retinal and cortical processing underlying motion perception in the human visual system".

Perceiving motion is an unconscious, natural phenomenon, carried out by your visual system, and that helps us navigate our environment.

Classic descriptions of the phenomenon are heavily focused on the involvement of specific brain regions, overlooking the contribution of the retina. Is the human retina able to process any form of motion? What operations are at play in the retina and the brain when exposed to a moving element in a visual scene? Furthermore, visual cortical dysfunctions and retinal impairments are more frequently reported in various clinical populations, and especially in Parkinson’s disease. What are the specific anatomical, functional and biological damages found in patients with Parkinson’s disease? Could retinal examination in early stages of the neurodegenerative disease help stratify patients and provide better long term care? These are the different aspects this PhD dissertation offers to reflect on.

The summary is written by the PhD student.

The defence is public and takes place in Samfundsmedicinsk Auditorium (1262-101), Aarhus Universitet, Bartholins Allé 2, 8000 Aarhus C and online. Please read the attached press release for more information.

Contact

PhD student Jordan Nicolas Alves

Mail: jordan.alves@cfin.au.dk

Phone: (+45) 31171160

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