Researchers have identified a brain pathway between the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and the inferior temporal cortex which enables primates to effortlessly identify objects in their field of vision.
Engram cells encode details of memories as they are formed. These cells become reactivated when a memory is recalled. The process is controlled by remodeling of chromatin in the cells.
The inferior temporal cortex is capable of performing tasks, such as distinguishing between real and nonsense words and picking out specific letters from words.
Mapping the thalamic reticular nucleus, researchers have identified two distinct subnetworks of neurons with different functions. Findings offer insight into more specific targets for therapeutics to alleviate some sensory, sleep, and attention symptoms associated with ASD and other disorders characterized by sensory hypersensitivity.
Vocal recordings of asymptomatic coronavirus patients reveal potential indicators of COVID-19 infection. Preliminary results hint at a biomarker in the vocal system coordination that can indicate the presence of COVID-19.
A new study sheds light on why we get tricked by a classic optical illusion. Researchers found brightness estimations occur before visual information reaches the visual cortex, probably originating in the retina.