Michael Barnet-Cowan, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, held the "Chair of America's" at University of Rennes 2 in France for the month of September. The Chair of Americas is a section of the University of Rennes 2 which allows for international researchers to work on their campus, giving researchers the opportunity to present to Rennes 2 Universities doctoral students and research staff.
There was also a constant influx of people from all over the world, very prestigious lecturers there to give talks, and it opened up the greater world of international work related to neuroscience for me.
- Michael Barnett Cowan
Michael Barnet-Cowan presented research that focused on multisensory integration, which is how the nervous system takes in visual, auditory, and vestibular system cues, and how it organizes that information in the brain. Barnet-Cowan's lab currently studies how sensory integration works in virtual reality.
I’ll be talking about how do we take that information from those predictive models and apply it into cases of virtual reality for example. Both in terms of how do we use virtual reality as a tool to understand how the brain works, but also how can we take that information about how we know how the brain works, to make virtual reality that much better than it currently is.
- Michael Barnett-Cowan
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