Neuroscience

How the brain forms categories

Neurobiologists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna investigated how the brain is able to group external stimuli into stable categories. They found the answer in the discrete dynamics of neuronal ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Walking to the beat could help patients with Parkinson's disease

Walking to a beat could be useful for patients needing rehabilitation, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The findings, highlighted in the August issue of PLOS One, demonstrate that researchers should further ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study unveils clue to the origin of dyslexia

Because dyslexia affects so many people around the world, countless studies have attempted to pinpoint the source of the learning disorder.

Neuroscience

Multisensory integration: When correlation implies causation

In order to get a better picture of our surroundings, the brain has to integrate information from different senses, but how does it know which signals to combine? New research involving scientists from the Max Planck Institute ...

Neuroscience

Parts of brain can switch functions: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- When your brain encounters sensory stimuli, such as the scent of your morning coffee or the sound of a honking car, that input gets shuttled to the appropriate brain region for analysis. The coffee aroma ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Touch helps make the connection between sight and hearing

The sense of touch allows us to make a better connection between sight and hearing and therefore helps adults to learn to read. This is what has been shown by the team of Édouard Gentaz, CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire ...

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