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Tiny Electronic Chips Restore Sight to Two Blind British Men

Tiny Electronic Chips Restore Sight to Two Blind British Men | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Surgeons have partially restored vision to both men with tiny electronic chips that promise to help the blind see the same way cochlear implants have helped the deaf hear

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In recognizing faces, the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts

In recognizing faces, the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
How do we recognize a face? To date, most research has answered holistically: We look at all the features simultaneously and, perceiving the relationships among them, gain an advantage over taking in each feature individually.
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Brain circuits for visual categorization revealed by new experiments

Brain circuits for visual categorization revealed by new experiments | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike. Scientists have now pinpointed an area in the brain where these kinds of visual categories are encoded.
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Mia Barchetti's comment, February 25, 2013 8:23 PM
I like how this talks about the brain aspect of stereotyping. It answers my questions of why and where do we make these assumptions. What physiological feature of ours is the most affecting?
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Our brain's fusiform "face" area is about holistic processing of any familiar complex visual input.

Our brain's fusiform "face" area is about holistic processing of any familiar complex visual input. | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

FFA may not only mediate human expertise in face recognition but, supporting the expertise hypothesis, may mediate the automatic holistic processing of any highly familiar multipart visual input.

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Brain boosts visual processing of nudity

Brain boosts visual processing of nudity | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Tampere and the Aalto University, Finland, have shown that the perception of nude bodies is boosted at an early stage of visual processing.

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Seeing movement: Why the world in our head stays still when we move our eyes

Seeing movement: Why the world in our head stays still when we move our eyes | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
When observing a fly buzzing around the room, we should have the impression that it is not the fly, but rather the space that lies behind it that is moving.
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Complicatedly Colourful: Vision Science

Complicatedly Colourful: Vision Science | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The picture I've put up is one of a mouse retina. The green dots are cells that have been stained with a fluorescent dye.

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Do your eyes always tell you the truth?

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Brain study explores what makes colors and numbers collide

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Someone with the condition known as grapheme-color synesthesia might experience the number 2 in turquoise or the letter S in magenta. Now, researchers have shown that those individuals also show heightened activity in a brain region responsible for vision.
The findings provide a novel way of looking at synesthesia as the product of regional hyperexcitability in the brain, the researchers say.

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