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June 29, 2015 — The human retina contains some 100 million photoreceptor cells. When these are stimulated with light, they communicate that information to the brain and we perceive light. Researchers have now ... read more

Color Memory Influenced by Categories, According to New Research

June 23, 2015 — While color perception universally involves the practice of categorizing colors according to basic labels, concludes a new study that investigated the influence of categorization on color ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Our brains track moving objects by applying one of the algorithms your phone's GPS uses, according to researchers. This same algorithm also explains why we are fooled by several motion-related ... read more

June 22, 2015 — In 1999 Danish scientist Per Bak made the startling proposal that the brain remained stable for much the same reason a sand pile does; many small avalanches hold it at a balance point, where -- in ... read more

June 22, 2015 — The contrast between lip and skin color can quickly identify a person's gender, according to new research. The brain also analyzes light reflection in the eye area, which provides much ... read more

June 22, 2015 — More than 20 per cent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when the two match, a new experiment shows. That is the conclusion of the latest scientific experiment ... read more

June 18, 2015 — We can alter our facial features in ways that make us look more trustworthy, but don't have the same ability to appear more competent, a team of psychology researchers has ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Like homing pigeons, humans have a nose for navigation because our brains are wired to convert smells into spatial information, according to new ... read more

Understanding How Animals Make Sense of the Auditory World

June 17, 2015 — Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd’s arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly, just like the sound level. Discussions are ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Traffic lights, neon-lit advertisements, a jungle of road signs: when learning to drive, it is often very difficult to distinguish between important and irrelevant information. How the brain learns ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Neuroscientists have refined a map showing which parts of the brain are activated during head rotation, resolving a decades-old puzzle. Their findings may help in the study of movement disorders ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Studying mice, scientists have identified a neural circuit in the retina that carries signals enabling the eye to detect movement. The finding could help in efforts to build artificial retinas for ... read more

Clear, Strong Stimulation May Help Prevent Apathy for Persons With Dementia

June 11, 2015 — Nursing home residents with dementia are less likely to be apathetic if they live in an appropriately stimulating environment, according to nursing researchers. Apathy is one of the most common ... read more

June 11, 2015 — People with autism are often described as 'seeing the world differently.' They tend to show superior perception for details, like, for example, the autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire's ... read more

June 11, 2015 — A series of immersive virtual reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain's internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other ... read more

Interactions Between Cortical, Subcortical Regions Important in Hypersensitivity in Autism

June 11, 2015 — A research team has identified an abnormally high synchrony between the sensory cortices involved in perception and subcortical regions relaying information from the sensory organs to the cortex. ... read more

Youth on the Autism Spectrum Overly Sensitive to Sensory Stimuli Have Brains That React Differently

June 10, 2015 — Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a team of researchers has shown for the first time that children with autism spectrum disorder who are overly sensitive to sensory stimuli have brains ... read more

Syllables That Oscillate in Neuronal Circuits

June 10, 2015 — Speech, emitted or received, produces an electrical activity in neurons that neuroscientists measure in the form of "cortical oscillations." To understand speech, as for other cognitive or ... read more

How Your Brain Is Telling You to Vote

June 8, 2015 — A new study has cast some light on the brain mechanisms that support people's voting decisions. The new study provides the first evidence that the lateral orbitofrontal cortex is critical for ... read more

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