Researchers report the amygdala may play a bigger role in facial recognition than previously thought. According to a new study, the amygdala responds more specifically to images of the face than the fusiform face area does.
A new study may provide key insights into the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report people with higher levels of amyloid beta showed less activity in brain areas associated with working memory when engaged in cognitively demanding tasks.
Exposing crocodiles to a variety of auditory and visual stimuli while in an MRI, researchers discover their brain processing patterns resemble that of other mammals and birds. The researchers speculate the fundamental mechanisms of sensory processing were formed at an early evolutionary stage.