Thursday, 04 August 2016, 17:00, Seminar Room, W34, 3. floor, UKE, Martinistr. 52
de-Wit, L., Alexander, D., Ekroll, V. & Wagemans, J.:
Is neuroimaging measuring information in the brain?
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 1–14 (2016).
The article makes an interesting argument, how "information" can and
should be defined regarding the analyses and results in neuroscience.
What information is "decoded" from the brain and is it the same
information the brain itself uses in it's downstream computations? Are
observable patterns in brain activity the "representation" of
information - and is information absent if matching patterns can't be
detected with current methods? This might be an interesting starting
point for a discussion about what to keep in mind when devising
information processing models based on neuroscientific evidence.