Scientific Lectures //
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.