As brain controlled robots and neuroprosthetics are rapidly growing in popularity, researchers impress the need to create guidelines to help insure safe and beneficial use of brain machine interactions.
Findings suggest children's facial perception abilities are not only profoundly impaired when people wear facemasks, but the level of impairment is greater than in adults.
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.
Music can induce a range of emotions and help us to better understand different cultures. But what is it that makes us tune in to some songs more than others? Researchers say when we listen to a song, our brains predict what happens next, and that prediction dictates whether we like that song or not.
Researchers investigate why some people experience frisson, or aesthetic chills, when listening to certain pieces of music. They report those who experience frisson score high for the openness to experience personality trait.