Human cognitive neuroscience seminar

Speaker: Edward Silson (University of Edinburgh)

Title: Visuospatial coding as ubiquitous scaffolding for human cognition

Abstract: For more than 100 years we have known that the visual field is mapped onto the surface of visual cortex, imposing an inherently spatial reference frame on visual information processing. Recent studies highlight visuospatial coding not only throughout visual cortex, but also brain areas not typically considered visual. Such widespread access to visuospatial coding raises important questions about its role in wider cognitive functioning. Here, we synthesise these recent developments and propose that visuospatial coding scaffolds human cognition by providing a reference frame through which neural computations interface with environmental statistics and task demands via perception–action loops.


The seminars are organised by the Human Cognitive Neuroscience research group. For further information, or if you would like to join the e-mail list for these seminars, please email Ed Silson.

Ed Silson

Human cognitive neuroscience

Jan 26 2022 -

Human cognitive neuroscience seminar

2022-01-26: Visuospatial coding as ubiquitous scaffolding for human cognition

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