Adelphi University recently issued the following announcement.
How Context Affects Scene Processing
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Swirbul Library, Room 5S
Visual perception is often viewed as a primarily rapid bottom-up process. For example, the neural mechanisms that underlie processing a visual scene (e.g., a picture of a kitchen), versus an object (e.g., a hammer), versus an individual face are typically characterized as automatic, default processing, without much influence from our previous experience. In this talk, Dr. Aminoff will use fMRI data to demonstrate that we understand and process scenes by processing the associations inherent within the scene – a unique feature of scenes. Dr. Aminoff will then discuss a study that shows that the functional context in which we encounter a scene will modulate how we process a scene. Together, this shows that categorical processing of a scene is not simply a bottom-up process, but one that interacts with top-down expectations and knowledge. Lastly, Dr. Aminoff will discuss how these neuroimaging results predict a type of memory distortion in remembering scenes.
Original source: https://events.adelphi.edu/au_event/how-context-affects-scene-processing/