ECE Spring Seminar Series

Keith Schneider, SPC Speaker, University of Delaware


Title: Imaging the Human Thalamus, and the Deconvolution Revolution in fMRI




The thalamus is an important subcortical structure that regulates the flow of information throughout the brain.  Most of the interesting perceptual processes operate at time scales one or two orders of magnitude faster than the temporal resolution of fMRI.  However, it is still possible to study temporal processing in deep structures in the human brain through analysis of aggregate and modeled population responses.  I will present the results of some of our recent work investigating the temporal frequency responses and transient/sustained channels in the human lateral geniculate nucleus and thalamic reticular nucleus.  These results will help us to understand the dynamics and fundamental mechanisms of perception.




Keith Schneider is the inaugural director of the Center for Biomedical and Brain imaging and an associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware.  He moved to Delaware in August, 2016.  He was previously director of the MRI Facility at York University in Toronto.



Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:15am to 12:05pm

Evans Hall, Room 204
Evans Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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