Adam Pines is a postdoctoral fellow in the Stanford PanLab for Precision Psychiatry and Translational Neuroscience with Director Leanne M. Williams. He will present his work on the development of top-down cortical propagations.
Hierarchical processing requires activity propagating between higher and lower-order cortical areas. However, neuroimaging studies have chiefly quantified fluctuations within fixed regions over time rather than propagations over space. We used recent advances in neuroimaging and computer vision to demonstrate that top-down propagations become more prominent during task-demands and over neurodevelopment.