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Questioning the belief that that people born blind could never truly understand color, a team of cognitive neuroscientists demonstrated that congenitally blind and sighted individuals actually understand it quite similarly.
Neural circuits in the primate retina can generate the information needed to predict the path of a moving object before visual signals even leave the eye, UW Medicine researchers demonstrate in a new paper.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision.
A new MIT study of how a mammalian brain remembers what it sees shows that while individual images are stored in the visual cortex, the ability to recognize a sequence of sights critically depends on guidance from the hippocampus.
When looking at a complex landscape, the eye needs to focus in on important details without losing the big picture. Now, a new study by Salk scientists shows how inhibitory neurons play a critical role in this process.z
Scientists studied the brain activity of school-aged children during development and found that regions that activated upon seeing limbs (hands, legs, etc.) subsequently activated upon seeing faces or words when the children grew older.
University of Pennsylvania researchers propose a new theory for how the brain understands the level of activation expected from a sensory input and corrects for it, leaving behind the signal for familiarity.
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.