Findings upend the long-standing belief that blind people lack deep knowledge of visual phenomena.
Using human stem cells to develop a brain organoid model, researchers were able to show exposure to a common pesticide synergizes with an autism-linked gene mutation. The study provides clear evidence that genetics and environment may combine to disrupt neurodevelopment.
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Combining machine learning with neuroimaging data, researchers identified a brain region that appears to govern contextual associations.
Adults learning to read a novel language can better cement their lessons with handwriting, a new study reports. Writing by hand reinforces both aural and visual learning, providing a perceptual-motor experience that unifies what is being learned about the letters.
The study of a man with a neurodegenerative disease that has robbed his ability to see certain numbers sheds light on how the brain processes information without any visual awareness of the stimuli.
Study provides an answer to the age-old philosophical question of whether people can see the world objectively. In terms of visual perception, the answer is no.
Older people who experience a worsening in insomnia symptoms are thirty times more likely to be diagnosed with major depression than those whose sleep patterns improved.
Despite talk of re-opening the country to boost the economy, public health officials are urging the public to remain at home and socially distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. They warn that if we don't, the spread will get worse, and death rates will rise.
Johns Hopkins University researchers propose using antibodies from the plasma or serum of those who have recovered from COVID-19 to help boost the immunity of newly infected patients and for those at risk of contracting the disease. Researchers say the antibodies may bind to and neutralize SARS-CoV-2. The technique has been proven successful in prior outbreaks, including the SARS epidemic and the 1918 flu pandemic.