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Anatomical Variations Shape Individuality in Conscious Perception and Higher Cognitive Functions

Dr. Erhan Genc, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Biopsychology, Department of Psychology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Presented: October 24, 2016

ABSTRACT:  In recent years, we have started to exploit variation among individuals as a new window into brain function. Our differential approach correlates inter-individual differences in subjective conscious perception or higher cognitive functions with certain characteristics of the individual brains. These brain characteristics can range from gray-matter density, cortical thickness, brain-region size and white-matter microstructure. The aim of my talk is to give an overview of current research on inter-individual differences in brain structure and function.

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