The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.
A new deep learning algorithm identified key features underlying success in the art world. Researchers report a link between exploration and exploitation was associated with artistic success.
Providing free or low-cost vision care and eyeglasses to children helped improve academic performance and behavior, researchers report.
While some types of excitatory neurons respond to images and represent them in the visual cortex, the activity of two types of inhibitory interneurons combine in a circuit to reinforce visual stability and reliability.
Study reveals individual differences in how we perceive and imagine visual images we have seen.
Neurons in the visual cortex change their response to the same stimuli over time.
The presence of amyloid-beta deposits in the retina correlated with cerebral amyloid levels in those with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may lead to methods for the earlier detection of Alzheimer’s.
Findings upend the long-standing belief that blind people lack deep knowledge of visual phenomena.
Combining artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling, and brain imaging data, researchers shed light on the neural processes that occur when people use mental abstraction.
Neural circuits within the retina are able to generate the information required to predict the movement and path of an object before visual signals leave the eye, researchers report.
People perceive pictures of individuals within photographs as less real and having “less mind”, a new study reports.
Perception of social interactions unfolds through pupil dilation. The findings shed light on the visual system’s role in sensitivity to social interactions.
Study reveals how decisions based on visual information, which involves a complex stream of data flowing forwards and backward along the visual pathways, are broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including those not involved in the decision…
While the visual cortex stores individual images in the brain, the hippocampus plays a significant role in the ability to recognize a sequence of images.
Jumping spiders can distinguish between living and non-living objects based upon their movement, a new study reports.
A new study reveals how the visual system stabilizes and what happens when we shift our vision by moving our eyes.
Face pareidolia, a phenomenon where the brain is tricked into seeing human faces in inanimate objects, may occur as a result of the brain processing the perceived facial expression in the same sequential way it perceives a human face.
A newly designed optical illusion is helping researchers better understand visual processing and perception. The illusion creates a subjective reality in what we see, highlighting the constructive nature of perception.
Study reveals people who experience intense visual imagery during a Ganzflicker test have naturally lower frequency rhythms in the visual cortex, making them more susceptible to pseudo-hallucinations.
Study reveals very young infants can perceive objects that older infants, children, and adults can not see due to a phenomenon called visual backward masking.