VIRTUAL Systems Journal Club: Victoria Zhang, Katie Mueller (Ponce lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) – “The Emergence of Semantic Meaning in the Ventral Temporal Pathway”

January 29, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom conference

“The Emergence of Semantic Meaning in the Ventral Temporal Pathway”

Discussion: How does language interact with vision? The authors of this study set out to determine whether the structure of semantic relationships among words is reflected in the structure of visual relationships in ITC. Representational similarity analysis was used to compare semantic relatedness to brain activity in ITC and primary visual cortex using the following measures:

  1. explicit behavioral ratings of semantic similarity
  2. lexicographically motivated measures of semantic relatedness (word definitions and hierarchical relationships)
  3. emergent relatedness measures (distributional patterns)

The Systems Journal Club has spirited discussions of recent systems neuroscience papers, covering sensory, motor and cognitive issues. We will meet virtually via Zoom until further notice. For inquiries or to be added to the journal club list, contact Camillo Padoa-Schioppa or Larry Snyder (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience).

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