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Explaining Brain Circuitry By Dodging Dots
2014-07-09 03:49:18

A neuroscience study provides new insight into the primal brain circuits involved in collision avoidance, and perhaps a more general model of how neurons can participate in networks to process information and act on it.

2012-05-30 11:04:23

Patients who are blind in one side of their visual field benefit from presentation of sounds on the affected side.

2011-06-06 15:28:46

Creatures are not born hardwired to see.

2010-11-09 20:02:58

A tiny, translucent juvenile zebrafish, on the hunt for even littler prey, has offered up a big insight into how a specific circuit of nerve cells functions in the brain.

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2010-11-01 13:54:01

Inhibiting certain brain cells sharpens animal's response to small and quick visual stimuli.

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2010-01-20 10:33:14

In new animal study, neurons developed from stem cells successfully wired with other brain regions.

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2009-12-28 09:25:00

A new study shows that the superior colliculus, a brain structure that primarily had been known for its role in the control of eye and head movements, is crucial for moving the mind's spotlight.

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2009-02-13 08:52:38

Although unconscious flicks, also known as microsaccades, had long been considered mere "motor noise," researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that they are instead actively controlled by the same brain region that instructs our eyes to scan the lines in a newspaper or follow a moving object.


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