Neuroscience

Efficient coding: How the brain optimizes allocation of resources

A collaboration between SISSA and the University of Pennsylvania indicates the existence of an efficient process of sensory coding in rats, suggesting a general principle for optimal use of computational resources. The study, ...

Neuroscience

How 'thick' is a soup?

To be able to experience a wide range of impulses, our senses use "logarithmic perception": A large increase in the impulse only leads to a small increase in what our brain perceives. A group of researchers from the University ...

Neuroscience

How texture deceives the moving finger

The perceived speed of a surface moving across the skin depends on texture, with some textures fooling us into thinking that an object is moving faster than it is, according to a study published August 27 in the open-access ...

Neuroscience

How the brain responds to texture

Our hands and fingertips are amazingly sensitive to texture. We can easily distinguish coarse sandpaper from smooth glass, but we also pick up more subtle differences across a wide range of textures, like the slick sheen ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Addition of peel to microneedling improves acne scar treatment

(HealthDay)—The combination of sequential 70 percent glycolic acid peel and microneedling results in better acne scar improvement than microneedling alone, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in the Journal of ...

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