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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists shed light on surprising visual development patterns

January 20, 2020

In a new study from Virginia Tech, neuroscientists reveal a surprising clue about how the intricate visual processing system forms during early brain development.

Reward improves visual perceptual learning — but only after people sleep

January 17, 2020

A new study from Brown researchers finds that rewards improve performance on a visual perceptual task only if participants sleep after training.

Study probing visual memory, amblyopia unveils many-layered mystery

December 13, 2019

Researchers at the Picower Institute at MIT have discovered cellular mechanisms behind amblyopia and visual memory.

Zebrafish study reveals developmental mechanisms of eye movement

November 5, 2019

Researchers studying zebrafish have found that genes linked to autism spectrum disorder and other developmental brain abnormalities may be playing a role in people who cannot control their eye movements.

Deep neural networks uncover what the brain likes to see

November 4, 2019

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel computational approach to finding stimuli that neurons in the brain ‘like.’

Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake

October 15, 2019

Researchers at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego discover a way to make electron microscopy more detailed and precise by visualizing the activation of brain circuits over long distances.

Navigating "Neuralville": Virtual town helps map brain functions

October 7, 2019

Using a virtual town, psychologists at Emory University have found that the human brain uses three distinct systems to perceive our environment.

Innovative technique for labeling and mapping inhibitory neurons reveals diverse tuning profile

September 5, 2019

Researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience uncovered a diverse palette of inhibition within layer 2/3 of the visual cortex, suggestive of a more complex functional connectivity that may allow for enhanced flexibility of...

Area of Brain Associated with Spatial Awareness and Planning Actions also Plays Crucial Role in Decision Making

July 11, 2019

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), an area of the brain often associated with planning movements and spatial awareness, also plays a crucial role in making decisions about images...

In New Study, Columbia Researchers Controlled Behavior In a Mouse’s Brain with Single-cell Precision

July 3, 2019

For the first time, a team of neuroscientists from Columbia University have controlled a visual behavior of a mouse by activating a few neurons in its visual cortex.