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Neural Implant Monitors Multiple Brain Areas at Once, Provides New Neuroscience Insights

April 27, 2021

Researchers at UCSD have developed a neural implant that monitors the activity of different parts of the brain at the same time, from the surface to deep structures.

Sign-language exposure impacts infants as young as 5 months old

March 30, 2021

While it isn’t surprising that infants and children love to look at people’s movements and faces, recent research from Rochester Institute of Technology studies exactly where they look when they see someone using sign language.
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Study suggests sugary diet endangers waste-eating protein crucial to cellular repair

January 26, 2021

A protein that functions like the vintage video game Pac-Man, eating toxic cellular waste caused by high sugar intake, is itself compromised by a sugary diet, according to the results of a study in mice with potential implications for humans.

How the Brain Learns That Earmuffs Are Not Valuable at the Beach

January 19, 2021

A new study from the University of Tsukuba in Japan and the NEI reveals how the brain learns to place different values on objects depending on the environmental context.

Tracing the many paths of vision

December 23, 2020

A team of scientists have created a molecular catalog that describes the different types of retinal ganglion cells in zebrafish, linking them to specific connections, functions, and behaviors.
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NIH researchers discover brain area crucial for recognizing visual events

December 17, 2020

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) report that a brain region in the superior temporal sulcus (fSTS) is crucial for processing and making decisions about visual information.

Brain Clears the Way for Binocular Vision Even Before Eyes are Open

December 7, 2020

Researchers from Duke University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered that chandelier cells are selectively removed from the developing mouse visual cortex even before the animal’s eyes are open.

Cortex over reflex: Study traces circuits where executive control overcomes instinct

November 30, 2020

A new study by MIT neuroscientists shows how the brain is wired for both by tracking the specific circuits involved and their effect on visually cued actions.

Envision color: Activity patterns in the brain are specific to the color you see

November 16, 2020

Researchers at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have decoded brain maps of human color perception.
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Researchers Discover ‘Spooky’ Similarity In How Brains and Computers See

October 22, 2020

A new paper in Current Biology details how neurons in area V4, the first stage specific to the brain’s object vision pathway, represent 3D shape fragments, not just the 2D shapes used to study V4 for the last 40 years.