According to researchers, when shifting attention from one spot to another, the brain blinks. They report these blinks are momentary unconscious gaps in visual perception.
A new study provides insights into how our brain extracts information about our natural surroundings from the light captured by our eyes.
A new tool is allowing researchers to interactively explore the hierarchical processes that happen in the brain when it is resting or performing tasks.
A new study reveals the majority of V1 neurons project to higher visual areas in a non-random manner.
Where objects appear in a person's visual field can affect the ability to determine what the object is, researchers say.
Visual neurons selectively respond to color and shape along a continuum. While some neurons are only activated by either a specific color or shape, others are responsive to color and shape simultaneously. The findings contradict previous beliefs about how visual processing works.
Study may provide key insights into the visual system and perception.
Humans use the primary visual cortex to process sounds in the dark. This not only occurs in those with sight but also those who were born blind.