Researchers report, following a lobectomy, the left hemisphere of the brain compensated for visual tasks in a young boy. The findings, researchers say, provide a detailed characterization of plasticity in the developing brain.
A patient missing most of her occipital lobes on both sides of the brain is helping researchers shed light on how the brain processes objects in motion.
A new neuroimaging study reveals patterns of asymmetry in the human brain may be unique to our species and could help explain how we developed language skills.
A new study investigates how the a specific brain network tracks the location and speed of an object, helping animals to prepare for imminent impact.
Researchers report distinctive alterations in brain activity in college students who binge drink. The findings suggest binge drinking can impact brain development and the altered activity may indicate early signs of brain damage.
A new study reports mathematical processes in the brain are influenced by language. Studying bilingual people, researchers discovered cognitive 'extra effort' is required for solving math problems when presented in the second language.
A new study from Harvard researchers reveals that in primates, the blueprint for adult visual organization is in place a few days after birth and 'fills in' with experience. Researchers believe that, as the organization is present so early on in life, it is likely present before birth as a genetically programmed mechanism, and later modified due to experience.
A new study published in Radiology reports people with Parkinson's disease show significant abnormalities within the visual system. Neuroimaging helped researchers identify alterations of optic radiation, optic chiasm volume reduction and a decrease in white matter concentration in Parkinson's patients.