visual perception

This shows a woman with her face painted multiple colors

Human perception of colors does not rely entirely on language

Based on the study of a stroke patient with damage to the occipito-temporal brain region, researchers made a big discovery about color categorization. They reveal color categorization and naming can be independent in the human brain. The finding challenges long-standing theories of the mandatory involvement of language in adult human cognition and color discrimination.... Read More...
These brain scans shows the foot area highlighted

Hit it where it hurts: Scientists reveal how mirrors cure phantom pain

Visual responsiveness in the somatosensory cortex diminishes significantly following mirror therapy for phantom limb pain. Before therapy, researchers discovered a strong, unexpected activation in the sensorimotor foot region of amputees to visually presented images of the foot. This response was no longer present following mirror therapy.... Read More...