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What do the red 'ornaments' of female macaques mean?
Scientists demonstrated that, contrary to what had been assumed for several years, colour variations among female macaques do not precisely indicate the time of ovulation. (2019-07-19)
CCNY physicists use mathematics to trace neuro transitions
Unique in its application of a mathematical model to understand how the brain transitions from consciousness to unconscious behavior, a study at The City College of New York's Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics may have just advanced neuroscience appreciably. (2019-07-18)
Stimulating life-like perceptual experiences in brains of mice
Using a new and improved optogenetic technique, researchers report the ability to control -- and even create -- novel visual experiences in the brains of living mice, even in the absence of natural sensory input, according to a new study. (2019-07-18)
Scientists discover a novel perception mechanism regulating important plant processes
Writing in 'Nature', scientists from Cologne (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland) report on a discovery will lead to a better understanding of multiple processes in cells. (2019-07-11)
Facial plastic surgery in men enhances perception of attractiveness, trustworthiness
In the first of a kind study, plastic surgeons at Georgetown University found that when a man chose to have facial plastic surgery, it significantly increased perceptions of attractiveness, likeability, social skills, or trustworthiness. (2019-07-11)
Tour de France pelotons governed by sight, not aerodynamics
In a recent study, researchers reveal that vision is the main factor in the formation and shape of a peloton. (2019-07-09)
'You all look alike to me' is hard-wired in us, UCR research finds
We are hard-wired to process -- or not process -- facial differences based on race. (2019-07-08)
Going the distance: Brain cells for 3D vision discovered
Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered neurons in insect brains that compute 3D distance and direction. (2019-06-28)
Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired
Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. (2019-06-27)
Do you feel the other closer to you when she/he contingently responds to your action?
Researchers from University of Toyama and Toyohashi University of Technology have found that social contingency modulates one's perceptual representation of the environment. (2019-06-27)
Brain structure determines individual differences regarding music sensitivity
The white matter structure in the brain reflects music sensitivity, according to a study by the research group on Cognition and Brain Plasticity of the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (UB-IDIBELL). (2019-06-27)
Brain anatomy links cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism
Neuroscientists at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) and University College London have found an anatomical link between cognitive and perceptual symptoms in autism. (2019-06-18)
Bright lights outdoors may help treat lazy eye in children
Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a loss of vision that affects two to five percent of children across the world and originates from a deficit in visual cortical circuitry. (2019-06-17)
UQ researcher carving a new path for skier safety
A spectacular stack on a ski slope in Canada has led to a University of Queensland researcher determining a simple modification that could improve skier safety on the snow. (2019-06-17)
Phantom sensations: When the sense of touch deceives
Without being aware of it, people sometimes wrongly perceive tactile sensations. (2019-06-14)
Sensing food textures is a matter of pressure
Food's texture affects whether it is eaten, liked or rejected, according to Penn State researchers, who say some people are better at detecting even minor differences in consistency because their tongues can perceive particle sizes. (2019-06-13)
Downward head tilt can make people seem more dominant
We often look to people's faces for signs of how they're thinking or feeling, trying to gauge whether their eyes are narrowed or widened, whether the mouth is turned up or down. (2019-06-13)
Posture impacts how you perceive your food
Standing just for a few minutes while eating can mute taste buds, impacting taste evaluation, temperature perception and overall consumption volume. (2019-06-06)
Commentary asks: What constitutes beauty and how is it perceived?
Beauty has many facets. Research shows there are many biological, psychological, cultural and social aspects that influence how beauty and attractiveness are perceived. (2019-06-05)
Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception
Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-04)
Brains of children with epilepsy able to re-map after surgery to retain visual perception
For children with severe epilepsy, surgery is the last resort used to prevent seizures but the treatment can often come with the risk of both visual and cognitive impairments. (2019-06-04)
Emotions from touch
Touching different types of surfaces may incur certain emotions. This was the conclusion made by the psychologists from the Higher School of Economics in a recent empirical study. (2019-06-03)
Birds perceive 'warm' colors differently from 'cool' ones
Birds may not have a word for maroon. Or burnt sienna. (2019-05-29)
Brain stimulation enhances visual learning speed and efficiency
Brain stimulation, when coupled with visual training therapy, has dramatic effects on increasing learning speed and retention in both healthy adults and patients who have experienced vision loss due to stroke or other brain injury. (2019-05-27)
Optical illusions reveal regular waves of brain activity enable visual feature integration
Rhythmic waves of brain activity cause us to see or not see complex images that flash before our eyes. (2019-05-21)
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works
A paper by University of Maryland researchers just published in the journal Science Robotics introduces a new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence (AI) task of sensorimotor representation -- how agents like robots translate what they sense into what they do. (2019-05-15)
Perceived union support buoys 'meaningfulness of work' measures
When employees think of their labor union as supportive and caring, says new research co-written by U. of I. labor professor M. (2019-05-13)
Why some red wines taste 'dry'
Wine connoisseurs can easily discriminate a dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, from a fruitier red, like Pinot Noir. (2019-05-08)
How the brain integrates sensory input
Hearing, sight, touch - our brain captures a wide range of distinct sensory stimuli and links them together. (2019-04-30)
Do you smell what I smell?
A new study from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions sheds light on understanding the extensive individual differences in how we sense odors. (2019-04-30)
How the olfactory brain affects memory
How sensory perception in the brain affects learning and memory processes is far from fully understood. (2019-04-29)
Smelling with your tongue
Scientists from the Monell Center report that functional olfactory receptors, the sensors that detect odors in the nose, are also present in human taste cells found on the tongue. (2019-04-24)
Who really hit the basketball out of bounds?
When a basketball is knocked out of bounds, it matters who touched it last. (2019-04-24)
Collecting the right quantity of evidence: How the brain makes a difficult decision
New research conducted in the Cognitive Neuroscience group of SISSA shows that a perceptual decision - recognizing an object and taking the appropriate action - is triggered as soon as the brain's processing networks accumulate the exact right quantity of sensory information. (2019-04-19)
The brain's imperfect execution of mathematically optimal perception
Human perception is based on mathematically optimal principles, but the brain implements those principles imperfectly, suggests new research by Elina Stengård and Ronald van den Berg of the University of Uppsala, Sweden. (2019-04-18)
SwRI engineers develop novel techniques to trick object detection systems
New adversarial techniques developed by engineers at Southwest Research Institute can make objects 'invisible' to image detection systems that use deep-learning algorithms. (2019-04-04)
Decades-old misconception on white blood cell trafficking to spleen corrected
Contrary to prior belief, the white blood cells enter the spleen primarily via vessels in the red pulp. (2019-04-02)
Thalamus and cerebral cortex interactions influence the decision on sensory perceptions
When we receive a stimulus, sensory information is transmitted by the afferent nerves to the thalamus which in turn, like a relay, forwards the information to the sensory cortex to process it and consciously perceive the stimulus. (2019-04-01)
The mystery of touch and how we feel about it
The mechanism of tactile sensation has not yet been solved though it is the basic sense of humans. (2019-03-29)
Virtual reality could be used to treat autism
Playing games in virtual reality (VR) could be a key tool in treating people with neurological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. (2019-03-28)
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