PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Mark Levi.

Title:Double or Nothing: The Blinking Brain
Seminar:Applied Analysis Seminar
Speaker:G. Bard Ermentrout, Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Abstract:
In this talk, I discuss two kinds of visual phenomena that are produced by periodically forcing the visual system. In both cases, spatiotemporal patterns are generated by nonlinear interactions of the stimulus with the underlying dynamics of the visual system. Period doubling bifurcations lead to slowly modulated bistability in one case and spontaneous symmetry breaking in the other. The talk will be accessible to graduate students.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:09 / 15 / 2009
Time:04:00pm - 04:55pm