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Why are we able to see moving objects against moving backgrounds?

The human brain can desensitize background motion and focus on smaller moving objects in the foreground as a result of activity in the middle temporal visual area. However, our ability to pick out smaller objects changes over time. Younger people are better at picking out foreground objects moving, while those over 65 have heightened awareness of objects moving in the background.... Read More...
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Autism and sensory processing: Avoiding the sensory overload at the root of meltdowns

Sensory processing difficulties associated with ASD, ADHD, and PTSD often result in 'meltdown' behaviors. While researchers are making headway into discovering the mechanisms behind sensory dysfunction, many in society do not understand the implications of the disorder. Researchers tackle how to prevent meltdowns associated with sensory processing disorders, and consider how social inclusion can help break the stigma.... Read More...