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Thesis defense Elahe Arani (Donders series 582)

8 December 2022

Promotors: prof. dr. R. van Wezel, prof. dr. R. van Ee

Low-Level Neural Mechanisms of Vision in Biological and Artificial Neural Networks

This work aims to shed some light on our understanding of underlying neural factors of vision and their interactions to shape the visual perceptual decisions by using relatively simple human psychophysics experiments (i.e., subjective perceptual choices and switches). It also attempts to bridge the gap between neuroscience and AI: i) by demonstrating that a better understanding of the brain facilitates the design of more robust and generalizable neural networks; and ii) by employing ANNs to help in neuroscience research.