A new theory suggests the brain understands the level of activation required from a sensory input and corrects for it, leaving behind a signal for familiarity.
Researchers propose a new theory of what happens in the brain when we experience familiar seeming visual stimuli. The theory, dubbed sensory referenced suppression, suggests the brain understands different levels of activation expected for sensory input and corrects for it, leaving behind the signal for familiarity.
Key brain areas associated with facial recognition were absent in monkeys who were temporaily deprived of seeing faces while growing up, a new study reports. The findings suggest experience and exposure is key to the brain's ability to recognize faces.
A new study provides evidence that the inferior temporal cortex can identify objects.
Researchers report their new artificial neural network can identify objects as well as the primate brain can.