Neuroscience

Brain region identified that specializes in close-up exploration

When viewing objects within reach of our hands, specific areas in the brain become active. This is true in humans as well as in mice. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology have now identified a mouse brain ...

Neuroscience

Training can improve athletes' stereo vision

Stereo vision allows individuals to perceive depth differences in their surroundings. Important to pedestrians and drivers, for example, depth perception plays a key role in many sporting activities. If the ability to accurately ...

Surgery

Researcher gives surgeons a guiding hand with robotics

Guidance systems, similar to those used by rearview cameras, could make learning to perform robotic surgery as simple as backing up a car. That's the basic idea behind research by University Distinguished Professor Jerzy ...

Neuroscience

At arm's length: The plasticity of depth judgment

(Medical Xpress)—People have a distance at which they are best able to judge depth. That distance, it turns out, is dictated by how long people understand their arms to be. Researchers showed this in the Journal of Neuroscience ...

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