Single neurons conveying visual information about two separate objects in line of sight do so by alternating signals about one object or the other. However, when the two objects overlap, brain cells detect them as a single entity.
In rats, high-sugar diets lower the ability of the taste system to sense sweetness. However, curbing high sugar in the diet allowed sensitivity to sweetness to return.
Using the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax, researchers shed new light on how the brain engages during complex audiovisual speech perception. The findings reveal how the brain utilizes a complex network of brain regions involved in sensory processing, multisensory integration, and cognitive functions to comprehend a story's context.
A new mouse study provides clues as to how the brain processes sensory information from internal organs, revealing feedback from organs activates different clusters of neurons in the brain stem.
The brain maximizes performance while minimizing cost by using data compression to help optimize decision-making.
Study reveals the loss of smell and taste associated with the Delta wave of COVID-19 infection was a prevalent symptom and not prevented by the vaccines. Many who contracted COVID during the earlier phases of the disease experienced loss of taste and smell for months following infection.
Researchers have identified a specific neural circuit and neuropeptide responsible for relaying the sensation of a pleasant touch from the skin to the brain.
Study reveals the different ways the brain parses information through interactions of waves of neural activity.
Suppressing or blocking out physical sensations related to emotions such as sadness can hinder recovery from depression symptoms and may cause a relapse into depression.