Navigation Links
Visualization Found To Be Largely Dependent On The Brain

A Johns Hopkins University report has unraveled how the neurons located in different areas of the visual center collectively work to interpret what the human eye visualizes, be it a letter, number or some other shape. // All the obtained information is accommodated and is fitted together like a puzzle to help in the interpretation process. The results of this fascinating study (funded by the National Institutes of Health) appear in the latest issue of the journal Neuron.

One of the most striking observations in the study of human physiology is the dependence of the human life on the master control, or the brain. Scientists have been baffled for centuries, exploring the functionality of the human brain. Research related to how the brain visualizes and recognizes what has been visualized represent one of the most fascinating areas of neuroscience.

Visualization is something that is taken for granted and is largely thought be dependent on the human eye. This research has however, proved that the brain indeed plays a major role in this process. It is because of the presence of such an efficient system that we are able to interact with the environment, which is so complex and diverse.

Neurons located in higher regions of the brain are involved in the processing of complex information at different stages to precipitate vision. According to the study conducted on macaque monkeys, neurons in the visual cortex first indiscriminately respond to a visual stimulus. During this process, signals of all the individual features related a shape is being processed. After a few milliseconds, the neurons react to specific combinations of shape rather than responding to individual fragments.

In simpler terms, the brain now begins to put bits and pieces together to form a larger section towards creating a meaningful design. 'Our ability to see is one of the great evolutionary accomplishments of the human brain. We still do n't know how the visual system accomplishes this marvel of information processing. Such experiments are beginning to reveal how large networks of neurons in the brain extract meaning from the eye image', concluded Dr. Connor, one of the senior researchers.

The findings of this study have several valuable implications. First, it has led to an improved understanding of neurobiology. Secondly, it has unraveled the mystery behind gross (differentiating an animal and a human being) and fine discriminations in the visual process (differentiation of individual human faces) related to time.

Third, it could eventually lead to the development of neural prostheses (artificial implantable devices) that can be used in the surgical treatment of sensory loss and even impairment of memory and cognitive functions, in the future.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
2. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
3. Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients
4. Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found
5. Night Time Aspirin Regimen Found to Reduce Blood Pressure
6. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
7. Hydrotherapy Found to be Effective for Patients with Osteoarthritis
8. Preventive Therapies Found to be More Effective in Managing Migraines
9. Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer
10. Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread
11. Drug Found To Reduce The Transmission Of Herpes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “The Majestic Unicorn”: a poignant book that describes what ... the creation of published author, Dayna Chantel, an artist and a writer. , Chantel ... march aboard the cypress ark-vessel. Male and female, no matter what species, they were ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... , ... The trend-spotters, tastemakers, and healthy lifestyle product experts at the ... drinks, with the new NEXTY Gold Award at the Natural Products Expo East trade ... which is reserved for just those companies that hit high marks on the criteria ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 ... ... Handling and Response Preconference Workshop, **Presented by FDAnews**, Nov. 1-3, 2017 – Bethesda, ... the drugmaker passed with flying colors. And then, on the tenth inspection it ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... September 25, 2017 , ... ... music video on Thursday, September 28, 2017 to deliver a powerful message of ... On film Franchise. , Feature film writer/director Robert Adetuyi (Beat the World, Stomp ...
(Date:9/24/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... Andrea Purcell, NMD, had an epiphany one evening. Four months ... her dinner plate. She thought pregnancy was so hard. She wondered why no one talks ... than her. In that moment, she decided to write what she wished her friends and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)... , Sept. 6, 2017 NeuroRx, a clinical stage ... Ideation and Behavior (ASIB), has been granted Fast Track status ... therapy of NRX-100 (ketamine HCl) followed by NRX-101 (D-cycloserine + ... pivotal trial of this sequential therapy targeting patients who are ... ...
(Date:9/5/2017)...  Xyntek Inc. has announced another milestone in their continued growth and success ... the growing demands of customer engagements regionally.  ... new Midwest office is located at 318 West Adams Street, Suite 1528, Chicago, ... Xyntek's recently opened ... ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... , Sept. 5, 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development ... has successfully concluded its meeting with the U.S. Food ... oral insulin formulation. ... the regulatory pathway for submission of ORMD-0801, would be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: