Vascular and inflammatory problems during middle age, as well as some minor injuries, could be a biomarker for poor brain health in older age. However, brain aging may be delayed by maintaining a healthy diet, weight and level of physical activity as we age.
Researchers are developing a new brain-to-brain communication headset that will allow the transfer of visual information from those with sight to the blind. The non-invasive system will 'write' information to neurons reprogrammed to fire in response to magnetic signals.
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A new deep learning system takes glimpses of its surroundings, representing less than 20% of a 360-degree view and infers the rest of the environment.
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MEG neuroimaging implicates the occipital place area (OPA) in our ability to rapidly sense our surroundings. The findings may advance improving machine learning and robotics technology aimed at mimicking visual processes in the human brain.
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.
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BOLD5000, a new, large scale data set of brain scans of people viewing images, is helping researchers to better understand how the brain processes images. The data set is a big step towards using computer visual models to study biological vision.
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Current deep learning models are able to create images strongly enough to activate specific neurons in the visual cortex. However, researchers say more accurate artificial neural network models should be developed to help produce more accurate control.
Retinal ganglion cell survival following a stroke depends on whether the pathway to the primary visual area remains active. Cells connected to inactive areas of the visual cortex suffer atrophy and degenerate, leading to permanent visual impairment.
Gene therapy that targets retinal ganglion cells with light-sensitive cone opsins helps restore vision in mice. Researchers report a potential human treatment could be available within three years.
Researchers use nanotech to enhance vision in mice, enabling them to see infrared light as well as visible light.