LH - Lecture Series, -Undergraduate Lecture Series: Nancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher
Nancy Kanwisher

Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT, talks about the history of attempts to find functionally specific regions in the human brain, what it means for a brain region to exhibit functional specificity, the important role of fMRI in the study of brain function and use of functional Regions of Interest (fROIs) in the analysis and interpretation of fMRI data, and what aspects of the human brain enable uniquely human abilities such as language understanding.

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