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.
When people close their eyes, they can form mental images of things that exist only in their minds. Neuroscientists studying...
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.
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.
Researchers report temporary postnatal visual deprivation induces permanent auditory responses in the visual area of the infant's brain.
Researchers report sleep deprivation affects the parietal and occipital lobes in children, along with myelin levels in the visual system.
Researchers report on the combined structural, functional and anatomical changes that occur in those born blind that are not present in the brains of people born with sight.
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 they have been able to successfully document the abnormal brain development of a fetus following the mother contracting Zika virus during pregnancy.