Dr. Paul Azzopardi

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Brain damage affecting the striate cortex that causes blindsight - patients' ability to detect or discriminate visual stimuli which they deny seeing. Blindsight is of special interest to scientists and philosophers because it implies that conscious awareness of visual stimuli depends on intact striate cortex, and that activity in other visual areas of the brain is by itself incapable of sustaining a conscious visual representation.

Our research focuses on the neural basis of perception and conscious awareness, including the visual perception of motion, models of perceptual decisions, and disorders of perception and conscious awareness arising from brain damage such as found in patients with blindsight and visual neglect.

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