Researchers have identified a flexible mechanism of visual information representation that alters in correlation to visual contrasts.
The fusiform face area, an area of the visual cortex responsible for facial processing, develops much earlier than previously believed.
Visual processing speed is reduced in children with dyslexia, a new study finds.
Researchers report that within the visual processing areas, information about a personally familiar or visually familiar face is shared across the brains of those with the same friends or acquaintances. Additionally, shared information about personally familiar faces extends to areas of the brain implicated in social processing, suggesting there is shared social information across the brain.
Study reveals why select members of a termite community experience brain changes in anticipation of cognitive demands.
While some types of excitatory neurons respond to images and represent them in the visual cortex, the activity of two types of inhibitory interneurons combine in a circuit to reinforce visual stability and reliability.
Study reveals how decisions based on visual information, which involves a complex stream of data flowing forwards and backward along the visual pathways, are broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including those not involved in the decision-making process.
While the visual cortex stores individual images in the brain, the hippocampus plays a significant role in the ability to recognize a sequence of images.