February 2012 Blog Posts (2)

Neuroscientists Identify How the Brain Works to Select What We (Want To) See

If you are looking for a particular object -- say a yellow pencil -- on a cluttered desk, how does your brain work to visually locate it?

For the first time, a team led by Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists has identified how different neural regions communicate to determine what to visually pay attention to and what to ignore. This finding is a major discovery for visual cognition and will guide future research…

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Added by Alireza Sibaei on February 22, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

New Neuroscience Institute in Turin (Italy)

The Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (NICO) is a scientific Institute of the Cavalieri Ottolenghi foundation, based in Orbassano (Turin, Italy).

The mission of NICO is to perform research in the field of Neuroscience by combining the study of normal structure and function of the nervous system, the related pathological and degenerative processes as well as mechanisms of regeneration and repair.…

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Added by Giancarlo Panzica on February 2, 2012 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

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