Seminar on "Visual learning in children after early vision deprivation"
Date: 06 July, 2017
Time: 15:30 - 16:30
Venue: Main Building Lecture Room - G1
Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
Speaker: Prof. Garga Chatterjee, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata,
Abstract: India has the largest treatable blindness burden in the world. We study a group of very special children to look at their progression of visual abilities after treatment. What that reveals is the kind of plasticity the human visual system has, even after years of visual signal deprivation.
About the speaker: Dr. Garga Chatterjee is a cognitive neuroscientist. He trained as physician in Kolkata, did a Ph.D at Harvard in brain science and cognitive science, and a post-doc at MIT. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute at Kolkata and is the director of Ghilu Lab of Brain, Cognition and Society (www.ghilu.com) where he teaches Cognitive Science.