In findings that may lead to new treatments for cognitive disorders, researchers at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory zero in on how the brain forms memories of what has been seen.
Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt. Now researchers are asking if new understanding of these processes can help us train our brains.
The results of a four-year international study of 2060 cardiac arrest cases across 15 hospitals published and available now.
Following another person's gaze can reveal a wealth of information critical to social interactions and also to safety. Gaze following typically emerges in infancy, and new research looking at preterm infants ...
(Medical Xpress)—When faced with a choice, the brain retrieves specific traces of memories, rather than a generalized overview of past experiences, from its mental Rolodex, according to new brain-imaging research from The ...
It is natural to imagine that the sense of sight takes in the world as it is—simply passing on what the eyes collect from light reflected by the objects around us.
(Medical Xpress)—We expect musical experts to focus on sound when judging competitions, and experts believe that their judgments are based on what they hear, not what they see. However, a study by Chia-Jung ...
A discovery by a University of Maryland-led research team offers hope for treating "lazy eye" and other serious visual problems that are usually permanent unless they are corrected in early childhood.
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from the University of Bath have found that people who are congenitally blind have more accurate memories than those who are sighted.
(HealthDay)—Talk about mind reading. Researchers have discovered a potential way to decode your dreams, predicting the content of the visual imagery you've experienced on the basis of neural activity recorded ...
A new USC study finds evidence suggesting that the brain works hard to understand those who have different bodies when watching them in action.
Study of congenital, acquired blindness reveals new understanding of brain's early spatial development
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Bath have uncovered a new understanding of how the brain develops its sense of space by working with blind people.
Primates' brains see the world through triangular grids, according to a new study published online Sunday in the journal Nature.
(Medical Xpress)—What consciousness is, and why and how it exists, are some of the oldest questions in philosophy. They are also central to one of the fastest-growing areas of neuroscience.
New research shows that sleep loss markedly exaggerates the degree to which we anticipate impending emotional events, particularly among highly anxious people, who are especially vulnerable.