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Splash Biography

RYAN LY, Neuro grad student studying visual attention

Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm a third-year neuroscience grad student doing research on the neural mechanisms underlying visual attention. I'm also interested in neural coding in the brain, particularly in the visual system, and novel ways in which neuroscience can interact with computer science and technology.

Past Classes

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S175: How and When Our Eyes Fool Us in Splash Spring 14 (Apr. 26, 2014)
How do you see and make sense of the visual world? Did you know your eyes could be totally wrong? We will go through how our visual system works and explore various illusions that reveal the shortcuts and assumptions that our brains make everyday.

S64: The Visual System: How We Make Sense of What We See in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 27, 2013)
An overview of what neuroscience knows about the primate visual system, from the retina to higher-order visual cortex. I will also present various visual illusions and demos to drive home the idea that what we perceive is not always reality.