Understanding the visual cortex by using classification techniques. (Améliorer la compréhension du cortex visuel à l'aide de techniques de classification)

@inproceedings{Michel2010UnderstandingTV,
  title={Understanding the visual cortex by using classification techniques. (Am{\'e}liorer la compr{\'e}hension du cortex visuel {\`a} l'aide de techniques de classification)},
  author={Vincent Michel},
  year={2010}
}
In this thesis, we present different approaches for statistical learning that can be used for studying the neural code of cognitive functions, based on brain functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) data. In particular, we study the spatial organization of the neural code, i.e. the spatial localization and the respective weights of the different entities implied in the neural coding. In this thesis, we focus on the visual cortex. In the first part of this thesis, we introduce the notions of… CONTINUE READING