Higher levels of lead in topsoil have been linked to an increased risk of cognitive impairments, learning difficulties, and problems with decision making in 5-year-old boys.
Retinal ganglion cell survival following a stroke depends on whether the pathway to the primary visual area remains active. Cells connected to inactive areas of the visual cortex suffer atrophy and degenerate, leading to permanent visual impairment.
According to researchers, when learning a new task, the brain is less flexible than previously believed.
Researchers have developed a new conversational AI agent that uses human input to learn. The system, named Evorus, is simultaneously trained by humans and this, researchers report, will gradually make it less dependent on people for learning.
A new study in Science reveals how a new AI was able to beat some of the top professional poker players, by identifying their play style, strengths and weaknesses, after just 20 days of play.
A neuroimaging study reveals the neural mechanism behind auditory attention.
Researchers report a new EEG system is capable of capturing more information from the visual cortex than previous versions of the same system.
A new computer system is able to see hand poses and track multiple people in real time. Researchers say that being able to detect nuances of non-verbal communication, robots will be better able to perceive what humans around them are doing.
Researchers report they can use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts. Their findings suggest the building blocks for complex human thoughts are not word based, but formed by the brain's sub systems. The study provides evidence that the neural dimensions of concept representation are universal across people and languages.
A new optogenetics study has revealed two groups of neurons that can be turned on and off to alleviate movement related symptoms of Parkinson's disease.