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PhD defense: Jordan Nicolas Alves

CFIN PhD student Jordan Nicolas Alves is defending his PhD dissertation on "The interaction between retinal and cortical processing underlying motion perception in the human visual system".

Info about event


Wednesday 13 July 2022,  at 14:00 - 16:30


Samfundsmedicinsk Auditorium, 1262-101


CFIN/Professor Sarang Dalal, sarang@cfin.au.dk
PhD student Jordan Nicolas Alves

Perceiving motion is an unconscious, natural phenomenon, carried out by your visual system, and that helps us navigate our environment. Classic descriptions of the phenomenon are heavily focused on the involvement of specific brain regions, overlooking the contribution of the retina. Is the human retina able to process any form of motion? What operations are at play in the retina and the brain when exposed to a moving element in a visual scene? Furthermore, visual cortical dysfunctions and retinal impairments are more frequently reported in various clinical populations, and especially in Parkinson’s disease. What are the specific anatomical, functional and biological damages found in Parkinson’s disease patients? Could retinal examination in early stages of the neurodegenerative disease help stratify patients and provide better long term care? These are the different aspects this PhD dissertation offers to reflect on. This project was carried out by Jordan Nicolas Alves, who is defending his dissertation on 13 July 2022.

The defence is public and takes place on 13 July 2022 at 14.00 in Samfundsmedicinsk Auditorium, Aarhus University, Bartholins Allé, Aarhus.
The defense is available for on-site participation in the auditorium AND via Zoom, using this link:
https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/2184822733 / ID : 218 482 2733

The title of the project is “The interaction between retinal and cortical processing underlying motion perception in the human visual system”.

For more information, please contact PhD student Jordan Nicolas Alves, 
Email: jordan.alves@cfin.au.dk, phone +45 3117 1160


Date and time of the defense:
13 July 2022 - 14h00 (CEST)

Location: Samfundsmedicinsk Auditorium (1262-101), Aarhus University (Social Medicine Auditorium)
Zoom: https://aarhusuniversity.zoom.us/j/2184822733 / ID : 218 482 2733

Assessment committee:
Chairman of the committee
Professor Peter Keller
Center for Music in the Brain
Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University
Universitetsbyen 3, Building 1710
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Assessor 1
Professor Esther Florin
Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Moorenstrasse 5
40225 Düsseldorf, Germany

Assessor 2
Dr. Mathilde Bonnefond
Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon
Inserm U1028 / CNRS UMR5292
CH Le Vinatier - Bâtiment 452 - 95 Bd Pinel
69675 BRON Cedex, France