A small group of retinal cells, known as OFF ganglion cells, can detect small dips in light levels and appear to be responsible for shadow detection.
Using MEG data, a new AI algorithm called AI-MIND is able to assess dementia risk and the potential effectiveness of treatments for depression, researchers say.
Researchers have developed a new, fully automated prosthetic arm that learns during normal use and adapts to varying conditions.
Children at high risk for dyslexia have trouble learning new words after hearing them, a new study reports. Results show those at risk of dyslexia have border difficulties in processing language in the brain, which may account for why reading difficulties occur.
Research suggests a time-locked encoding mechanism may have evolved for speech processing in humans. The processing mechanism appears to be tuned to the native language as a result of extensive exposure to the language environment during early development.
Using scenes from movies, researchers discover how different brain areas can be used flexibly and as needed. The study sheds light on how the brain transitions between moral thinking and empathy.
A novel two-person MRI study reveals what goes on in the brain when two people touch and cuddle. During the interaction, the subjects' brain activity synchronized.
New model reveals the aerosolized particles carrying the coronavirus can remain in the air longer than was previously suggested. Researchers modeled a scenario where an infected person coughs in a supermarket aisle and takes into consideration in-store ventilation systems. The model revealed the aerosol-cloud containing COVID-19 spreads outside the immediate vicinity of the coughing person and dilutes in the process, but the dilution occurs over several minutes.
Using a combination of movie clips and neuroimaging, researchers find people have positive biases to those they feel are more like them, even if they are unable to see the person's face.
While listening to audiobooks with a captivating narrative, the inferior parietal lobe and visual cortex elicit individual meaning and flow of mental imagery.
The Finnish concept of Sisu refers to a universal phenomenon of latent energy in the human system that enables individuals to persevere and break through unbearable challenges, researchers say.