Daniel Kerschensteiner


Daniel Kerschensteiner, MD
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Date and Time

Monday, March 2, 2020
11:10 am - 12:30 pm


489 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA

Daniel Kerschensteiner's Abstract

Predation and Perception

Sensory systems are shaped by the statistics of the environment and the behavioral needs of the animal. In this talk, I discuss unpublished work from my group (1) elucidating the organization and function of circuits in the mouse retina that detect visual threats and drive defensive responses and (2) revealing how the output signals from the human retina that dominate our conscious visual perception encode maximal information about our natural environment at minimal metabolic cost (i.e., efficient coding).