Environmental enrichment can help correct mismapped neurons in the visual pathways of mice.
According to researchers, the brain uses similar calculations to measure the speed and direction of objects in motion whether they are visually perceived or touched.
A new study contradicts other research which indicates neurodevelopment weeds out most of the connections between retinal ganglion axons and target cells in the brain.
Genes alone don't determine how the cerebral cortex grows into separate functional areas. Input from the thalamus is also crucially required, a new study suggests.