Our next SbtP event features…
Dr. Pawan Sinha
Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience, MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Studying vision in typical and atypical brain development: A chance to merge science and service
Thursday, September 28, 6:30-8:30pm at Aeronaut Brewery (14 Tyler Street, Somerville) (directions)
Research in Dr. Sinha’s laboratory focuses on understanding how the human brain learns to interpret and recognize complex sensory signals, such as images and videos. The lab’s approach involves studying healthy individuals as well as those with neurological disorders, including autism. In addition to deriving clues about the nature and development of the human visual system, the lab aims to develop more powerful and robust AI systems. In 2005, Dr. Sinha founded “Project Prakash,” which has the twin objectives of providing treatment to blind children and elucidating the mechanisms of learning and plasticity in the brain.
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