Neuroscience

Hearing is believing: Sounds can alter our visual perception

Perception generally feels effortless. If you hear a bird chirping and look out the window, it hardly feels like your brain has done anything at all when you recognize that chirping critter on your windowsill as a bird.

Neuroscience

Most detailed map of brain's memory hub finds connectivity puzzle

The most detailed map ever made of the communication links between the hippocampus—the brain's memory control center—and the rest of the brain has been created by Australian scientists. And it may change how we think ...

Neuroscience

How value shapes the fluctuations of conscious perception

Although visual perception might seem as easy as just opening our eyes and reporting what is out there, the underlying computations are surprisingly complex. One of the more revealing ways to study these computations is by ...

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