News tagged with visual stimulus

Virtual motion, real consequences

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have shown that virtual optical stimuli can lead to aftereffects that significantly alter our perception of self-motion. This finding has implications for ...

Nov 25, 2014
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Waking up the visual system

The ways that neurons in the brain respond to a given stimulus depends on whether an organism is asleep, drowsy, awake, paying careful attention or ignoring the stimulus. However, while the properties of ...

Oct 03, 2014
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A game of ping-pong for the eyes

Enjoying the landscape when traveling by train – while this activity sounds like pure relaxation, in reality, it requires maximum performance from our eyes' motor system. To prevent blurring of the passing ...

Jun 04, 2014
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Past brain activation revealed in scans

(Medical Xpress)—What if experts could dig into the brain, like archaeologists, and uncover the history of past experiences? This ability might reveal what makes each of us a unique individual, and it could ...

Jun 25, 2013
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Exercise for stroke patients' brains

(Medical Xpress)—A new study finds that stroke patients' brains show strong cortical motor activity when observing others performing physical tasks – a finding that offers new insight into stroke rehabilitation.

Jun 11, 2013
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How attention helps you remember

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.

Sep 27, 2012
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Learning faster with neurodegenerative disease

People who bear the genetic mutation for Huntington's disease learn faster than healthy people. The more pronounced the mutation was, the more quickly they learned. This is reported by researchers from the Ruhr-Universität ...

Sep 14, 2012
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