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Understanding how the laminar architecture of the posterior parietal cortex supports visual behaviour

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posted on 2024-07-02, 07:48 authored by JOANITA FLORENCE D'SOUZA
Amidst a barrage of visual stimuli, spatial attention is a cognitive process that enables the selective focus and efficient processing of behaviourally relevant stimuli. Brain areas are intricately connected together in networks, to orchestrate such processes. Within a given area, neurons are organised into layers, receiving various connections from other brain areas and shaping information flow within a network. My work reveals how spatial attention differentially influences activity in these layers, within the posterior parietal cortex - a pivotal region in the visual attentional network. These insights lay the foundation for untangling how connections between brain areas support cognition.

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Principal supervisor

Maureen Hagan

Additional supervisor 1

Nicholas Price

Additional supervisor 2

Elizabeth Zavitz

Year of Award

2024

Department, School or Centre

Physiology

Additional Institution or Organisation

Biomedicine Discovery Institute

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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