A new study sheds light on how the brain encodes objects with multiple features, a fundamental task for the perceptual system. Researchers suggest neurons that encode a certain feature, such as shape or color, fire in synchrony with neurons that encode other features of the same object.
A new study has identified the two areas of the brain responsible for our perception of orientation and shape. Research found that the two neighbouring areas, known as human visual field maps, process the different types of visual information independently.
Dolphins blow bubble nets around schools of fish to help in hunting. Researchers may use the dolphin tactics to help make man-made sonar to detect targets such as mines in bubbly water.
Roke Manor Research Ltd has developed the world’s first threat monitoring system for autonomous vehicles that emulates a mammal’s conditioned fear-response mechanism.
Scientists model brain structure to help computers recognize objects An essential question confronting neuroscientists and computer vision researchers alike is how objects can beidentified by simply “looking” at an image. Introspectively, we know that the human brain solves this problem very well. We only have to look at something to know what it is. But [...]