Graduate Student Gallery Talk: Rosa Lafer-Sousa

May 11, 2016
Event Types
Talk / Lecture
A person holds a red light gel sheet to their face.

Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger, Rainbow’s Gravity, 2014HD video, 33 min.Courtesy the artists

Take a look at the List’s exhibitions from a new perspective. Join Rosa Lafer-Sousa (Brain and Cognitive Sciences) to discover more about the exhibition List Projects: Narrative Color.

About the Speaker

Rosa Lafer-Sousa is a first-year graduate student in the Kanwisher Lab in MIT’s Brain and Cognitive Sciences department. Her research seeks to shed light on the overall architecture of the ventral visual pathway and establish direct links between neural activity and perception. As an amateur visual artist, her interest in Vision stems from an interest in the intersection of Vision and Art; asking, to what extent can the study (and practice) of art inform an understanding of the visual system and vice versa? Most recently, in her pre-doctoral work in the lab of Dr. Bevil Conway, she discovered that color-selective cortical regions lie systematically adjacent to face-selective cortical regions in the ventral visual pathway in monkeys. 

About the Series

Graduate Student Gallery Talks at the List present focused explorations of our current exhibitions and are led by an MIT graduate student. These interdisciplinary talks examine art through the lens of students’ research, backgrounds, and interests. Talks are free and open to the public.