September 2021
Volume 21, Issue 9
Open Access
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2021
The role of corticogeniculate feedback in visual perception
Author Affiliations
  • Farran Briggs
    University of Rochester
Journal of Vision September 2021, Vol.21, 48. doi:https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.21.9.48
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      Farran Briggs; The role of corticogeniculate feedback in visual perception. Journal of Vision 2021;21(9):48. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.21.9.48.

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Abstract

Farran Briggs will describe a series of approaches using traditional and modern tools to explore how cortical feedback influences early visual processing. Transformations in visual signals traversing the feedforward retino-geniculo-cortical pathways are well understood, but the contribution of corticogeniculate feedback to visual perception is less clear. Through examinations of the morphology, physiology and function of corticogeniculate neurons, a new hypothesis emerges in which corticogeniculate feedback regulates the timing and precision of feedforward visual signal transmission.

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