Researchers find evidence that a sight restoring gene therapy strengthens visual pathways in the brain.
Researchers propose a new theory of what happens in the brain when we experience familiar seeming visual stimuli. The theory, dubbed sensory referenced suppression, suggests the brain understands different levels of activation expected for sensory input and corrects for it, leaving behind the signal for familiarity.
While commonly implicated in long-term memory, researchers report the hippocampus plays a critical role in short-term memory and decision making.
Effectively, mammals "dream" about the world they are about to experience before they are able to open their eyes and possibly before they are born. Researchers found before a newborn mouse opened its eyes, its retinal waves flow in a pattern that mimics the activity which would occur as the animal moves through the environment.
People are oblivious to change when color is removed from peripheral vision. Research reports the brain likely fills in for much of our perceptual experience when it comes to seeing the entire picture in color.
A new study reports that in blind children, a region of the brain that normally involved in visual processing can be remodeled to process language.
People are able to form the correct mental model of puzzles from either visual or haptic experiences alone and are able to predict haptic properties from visual ones. Findings suggest humans segment scenes into objects without explicit boundary cues by using purely statistical information.
A new study suggests hallucinations arose to help us enhance our tendency to make sense of the world around us and could help explain why some people are more prone to hallucinations that others.
Working with fruit flies, researchers identify a mechanism which helps explain how neurons which make up the visual system are generated.