Psychology & Psychiatry

There's a man in the moon: Why our brains see human faces everywhere

It's so commonplace we barely give it a second thought, but human brains seem hardwired to see human faces where there are noneā€”in objects as varied as the moon, toys, plastic bottles, tree trunks and vacuum cleaners. Some ...

Neuroscience

Dual-window approach offers unprecedented view of brain dynamics

Technologies for imaging the brains of living animals have enabled important scientific advances in recent years. Now, researchers for the first time report an approach that allows simultaneous imaging of multiple areas of ...

Genetics

A 'pump' gene's surprising role in early brain formation

In polymicrogyria, the cortex of the brain has many irregular, small folds (gyria) and disorganization of its layers. Many affected children have severe developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, and epilepsy, and many ...

Neuroscience

Study shows how our brains sync hearing with vision

Every high-school physics student learns that sound and light travel at very different speeds. If the brain did not account for this difference, it would be much harder for us to tell where sounds came from, and how they ...

Neuroscience

How we retrieve our knowledge about the world

In order to find our way in the world, we classify it into concepts, such as "telephone." Until now, it was unclear how the brain retrieves these when we only encounter the word and don't perceive the objects directly. Scientists ...

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