How visuals increase attention

Jan 11, 2022 by

Authors from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio published a paper in the journal Science Advances in which they report that norepinephrine is locally regulated in the visual cortex. As they explain, a certain amount...

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Researchers find visual dictionary in the brain for reading

Jan 14, 2021 by

Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified a crucial region in the temporal lobe, known as the mid-fusiform cortex, which appears to act as the brain’s visual dictionary. They found that our ability...

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Why green space is good for kids’ brains

Oct 28, 2018 by

There’s new evidence that giving kids plenty of outside time helps their spatial working memory—the ability to retain visual information long enough to process it and put it to use in problem solving....

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New study shows women equal to men in spatial abilities

Jan 18, 2017 by

Despite decade of anecdotes saying otherwise, new findings indicate that women perform just as well as men on spatial reasoning tests when certain superficial aspects of the test were changed. For example, when instructions noted that the spatial reasoning...

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One brain region sees familiar words as pictures, another sounds out words...

Aug 1, 2016 by

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have found that once a word is known, sounding it out is not necessary because the brain sees familiar words as pictures....

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New understanding of how the brain processes visual info

Jul 31, 2015 by

Scientists have found evidence that neurons in the prefrontal cortex of the brain begin processing information in anticipation of where we’re going to look – even before we actually look there....

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