Assistant Professor of Psychology Vikranth Bejjanki recently discussed “Perceptual learning as enhanced connectivity between early sensory areas” in an invited talk at Durham University, United Kingdom.
His talk was part of a workshop on “The Probabilistic Brain” in which a select group of researchers working at the cutting-edge of cognitive and computational neuroscience presented their research. Discussions focused on two main themes — learning and development, and representing and computing with uncertainty.
In his talk, Bejjanki presented some of his published and ongoing computational and neuroimaging work that examines the mechanisms that underlie learning in humans.
Specifically, he discussed evidence from multiple studies in support of the notion that learning alters functional networks in the brain so as to improve the transmission of task-relevant information.