Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains reports a new study from Washington State University Spokane.
Researchers develop a computer model to explain how nerve cell connections form in the visual cortex
When newborn babies open their eyes for the first time, they already possess nerve cells specialized in particular stimuli in the visual cortex of their brains - but these nerve cells are not systematically ...
A study of how people can quickly spot animals by sight is helping uncover the workings of the human brain.
Driving a car at 40 mph, you see a child dart into the street. You hit the brakes. Disaster averted.
Researchers at MIT have proven that the brain's cortex doesn't process specific tasks in highly specialized modules—showing that the cortex is, in fact, quite dynamic when sharing information.
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 the importance ...