Researchers discover running, when accompanies by visual stimuli, helped restore brain function to normal levels in mice which had been deprived of visual experience early in life.
A new study puts into question conventional belief that the eyes communicate with the brain exclusively via one signaling pathway. Researchers have identified a subset of retinal neurons that sends inhibitory signals to the brain. This subset of neurons is also involved in the synchronization of circadian rhythms to light/dark cycles and pupil constriction to bright light intensity.
UCL neuroscientists have shown that a single neuron, and even a single dendrite, can respond differently to unique sequences of input.
A new study provides evidence that the inferior temporal cortex can identify objects.
Researchers report blind people need additional timing cues to accurately judge relative locations of sounds, but those without visual impairments who were blindfolded could judge the relative location of sounds independently from timing cues.
Adults who played Pokemon video games as children had preferential activation in the visual system for Pokemon character, researchers report. The finding shed light on the development of the visual system and categorization in the brain.
According to a new study, the most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s is not only responsible for the condition’s distinctive movement problems but may also affect vision.
A new neuroimaging study reveals brain patterns that differentiate between men and women are less pronounced in non-heterosexual people. The differences occurred primarily in sensory processing areas of the brain, in particular areas associated with visual processing. Researchers say the brain differences could be linked to a genetic predisposition for same-sex sexual behaviors. The study reveals a neurobiological basis for same-sex attractions.