News tagged with visual cortex
(Medical Xpress) -- It has long been suspected that humans do not experience the world continuously, but rather in rapid snapshots.
Neuroscience May 14, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (36) | 13 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the University of Groningen Medical Centre in the Netherlands have found that for women at least, watching pornographic videos tends to quiet the part of the brain most heavily involved ...
Neuroscience Apr 20, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (19) | 0 |
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have moved a step closer to being able to develop a computer model of the brain after developing a technique to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells in the brain ...
Medical research Apr 10, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (15) | 11 |
A new study led by scientists at the Universities of York and Bradford has identified the two areas of the brain responsible for our perception of orientation and shape.
Neuroscience Feb 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (9) | 3 |
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have determined the precise anatomical coordinates of a brain "hot spot," measuring only about one-fifth of an inch across, that is preferentially activated ...
Neuroscience Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (9) | 3 |
Face the facts: Neural integration transforms unconscious face detection into conscious face perception
(Medical Xpress)—The apparent ease and immediacy of human perception is deceptive, requiring highly complex neural operations to determine the category of objects in a visual scene. Nevertheless, the human ...
Neuroscience Dec 31, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (9) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- One of the many potential consequences of ischemic stroke a lesion, or localized pathological change in the brain, in which blood flow insufficient to meet metabolic demand leads ...
Inflammatory disorders Sep 22, 2011 | 4.1 / 5 (10) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Research to restore sight to the clinically blind has reached a critical stage, with testing underway of the prototype microchips that will power the bionic eye.
Ophthalmology Apr 03, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (9) | 0 |
A team of neuroscientists at Dartmouth College has shown that different individuals' brains use the same, common neural code to recognize complex visual images.
Neuroscience Oct 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 10 |
If you are looking for a particular object say a yellow pencil on a cluttered desk, how does your brain work to visually locate it?
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 1 |
A mysterious region deep in the human brain could be where we sort through the onslaught of stimuli from the outside world and focus on the information most important to our behavior and survival, Princeton ...
Neuroscience Aug 17, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- The real world is, in a word, cluttered but thanks to evolution, we (and other mammals) have no trouble detecting objects in visually complex natural environments. Determining precisely ...
Neuroscience Jul 11, 2011 | 4 / 5 (8) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Remarkably, cortical maps show that neurons in the primary visual cortex have specific preferences for the location and orientation of a given visual field stimulus but how these ...
Neuroscience Apr 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of "mental sketch pad." In a new study, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe the molecular basis of this ability—the ...
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A new study from MIT neuroscientists sheds light on a neural circuit that makes us likelier to remember what we're seeing when our brains are in a more attentive state.
Neuroscience Sep 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The term visual cortex refers to the primary visual cortex (also known as striate cortex or V1) and extrastriate visual cortical areas such as V2, V3, V4, and V5. The primary visual cortex is anatomically equivalent to Brodmann area 17, or BA17.
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