Interview with Doris Tsao, the woman who cracked the code the brain uses to recognize faces
How can our brain discriminate and identify a particular face among a virtually infinite number of extremely similar faces? Doris Tsao discovered how neurons in our brain encode faces. With her team, she effectively “cracked the neural code” – the Rosetta Stone, as she calls it – for faces. Recently, she came to the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown to talk about her work.
We think that, physically, the brain’s mechanism for coding faces is exactly like the RGB code for colors. – Doris Tsao
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