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.
Images of food stimulate a newly discovered population of food-responsive neurons in the ventral visual stream. Researchers believe there may be an evolutionary reason for this neural population that may reflect the significance of food in human culture.
Alzheimer's disease disrupts some forms of visual memory by degrading a newly identified brain circuit that connects the primary visual cortex of each hemisphere.
The visual system adapts to the loss of photoreception by increasing sensitivity but simultaneously becomes deleteriously hyperactive. The findings could lead to new therapies to protect vision or reverse vision loss.
Children diagnosed with ASD at 24 months had differences in visual processing areas of the brain which were apparent at six months of age, a new study reports.
A novel, custom-built microscope allowed researchers to track the activity of a single neuron across the entire visual cortex.
Adolescent binge drinking has vast functional implications on the developing brain, researchers report. Binge drinking decreases function in areas responsible for sensory, motor, memory, and cognitive processes.
Researchers have identified a neural network that connects the legs to the visual system in order to shape walking.
A new study reveals blind people remember speech and language better than sighted people. Researchers say blind people use language as a mental tool to remember information.