There’s a reason chickens have their unique strut. The “bob” of a chicken’s head as it walks allows it to see, and is enabled by some amazing neural systems.
Video Supplement: “Learning to Read the Mind”
Can neuroscientists read your mind?
What do you see in your mind?
Some people lack the ability to visualize in their minds. What makes their brain different?
Restoring Sight to the Blind
Restoring sight to the blind sounds like science fiction, but a recent study puts us one step closer to making this fantasy a reality.
Seeing the light again
How a protein from algae might help blind patients see
Image memorability: A shared tendency to remember certain things we see
What makes some images easier to remember than others?
How Spotify Uses What We Know About the Brain to Make Music Recommendations
Big companies like Google and Spotify use what we know about the brain to build a class of models called neural networks that help power many of their services.
Masters of Disguise
How swinging a bat and camouflage are more similar than you think
A Sense of Attraction
What do a refrigerator and a sea turtle have in common? Surprisingly, magnets.
The World in Color
How do our brains perceive color, and why do some people and animals see color differently?
Learning to Read the Mind
Signals in the brain can be decoded to infer visual experiences
How our brains can “see” after blindness
A face is worth…205 neurons?
The ability to accurately recognize faces is crucial for success in our increasingly social societies. But how do our brains do this? A recent study suggests it may be simpler than we thought.