Entry Date:
April 7, 2008

Modeling the Brain

Principal Investigator James DiCarlo

Co-investigator Tomaso Poggio

In addition to his experimental studies with humans and animals, Professor DiCarlo develops computational models of the brain in collaboration with McGovern colleague Tomaso Poggio. Together, they aim to generate predictions that can be tested by further experiments, with the ultimate goal of building a computer simulaiton of the brain's capacity for object recognition. DiCarlo expects that this will also provide new insights into the sensory deficits that occur after stroke or injury, and may even point the way to new strategies such as neural prosthesis to restore lost senses.