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Scientists uncover how decisions about what we see are relayed back through the brain

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information, which involve a complex stream of data flowing forward and backwards along the brain’s visual pathways, is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision. Feedback—such as information about a decision traveling back to neurons detecting visual features like color or shape—is thought to help the brain focus on visual information that is relevant to decision-making. The study, by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), was published in Nature Communications.
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Premature birth may lead to a substantial reduction in brain connections

The findings from the hefty European-based Developing Human Connectome Project led to the determination that premature birth may lead to a substantial reduction in brain connections. As part of the European-based project, released in the journal Brain, a group of researchers at King’s College London used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
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Premature birth associated with 'profound reduction' in brain connections

Researchers from the £12 million Developing Human Connectome Project have used a novel type of medical imaging to show how different areas of a newborn baby's brain communicate with each other. Published today in Brain, the study used magnetic resonance images (MRI) with unprecedented resolution from more than 300 healthy...
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Intuition is a short circuit in the brain

A hunch, a quick idea, an urgent decision… We all know that feeling of intuition, or at least… we think we know it! Because intuition is really real? “It’s always been the subject of speculation. It was almost seen as a magical thing.”says Philip Chassy, ​​professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Liverpool. So it can only be a lie invented by ourselves, a simple and exaggerated coincidence …
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Bringing the Microscopic Details of the Brain Into Sharper Focus

One of the greatest challenges in science is the study of the brain’s anatomy and cellular architecture. Accurately visualising the brain’s complex structure at high resolutions is critically important for improving our understanding of the functions of the central nervous system. A promising new technique, developed by scientists in Italy,...
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Scientists uncover how decisions about what we see are relayed back through the brain

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information, which involve a complex stream of data flowing forward and backwards along the brain’s visual pathways, is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision. Feedback—such as information about a decision traveling back to neurons detecting visual features like color or shape—is thought to help the brain focus on visual information that is relevant to decision-making. The study, by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), was published in Nature Communications.
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Study finds how decisions are relayed back into visual processing parts of the brain

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered that decisions based on visual information, which involve a complex stream of data flowing forward and backwards along the brain's visual pathways, is broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including to those that are not being used to make the decision. Feedback-;such as information about a decision traveling back to neurons detecting visual features like color or shape-;is thought to help the brain focus on visual information that is relevant to decision-making. The study, by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI), was published in Nature Communications.
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Lightheadedness and short-term memory: these are the symptoms of the pandemic brain

Anxiety, uncertainty and confusion are among the symptoms of the pandemic brain that affects us all. Awakening. Get up to the bathroom with my eyes closed. Wash my face. Still groggy from the alarm, sit down to work. Turn on the computer. Wait to log in. Carry this process with the mind absent, still wandering in an uncertain waking state. Suddenly forgetting completely what he was going to do. Staggering in front of the screen, trying to figure out what I’m doing here, why I opened that window, or who I work for. Happens. Increasingly. I am not the only one who suffers from pandemic brain. These are the symptoms.
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Do Psychedelics and Prayer Activate Similar Brain Regions?

Psychedelics and prayer both produce alterations of perceptions and mood, and both have anxiolytic, analgesic, and antidepressant properties. Following a week-long intense spiritual retreat, there were significant changes in the cingulate, frontal, and temporal cortexes. Ayahuasca, DMT, psilocybin, LSD, and mescaline acutely activated the frontal cortex, temporal cortex, and cingulate...
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