Scientists identify neural pathways behind visual perceptual decision-making

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found that neurons in the superior colliculus are key players in allowing us to detect visual objects and events. This structure doesn’t help us recognize what the specific object or event is; instead, it’s the part of the brain that decides something is there at all.  In… Continue reading Scientists identify neural pathways behind visual perceptual decision-making

Understanding "social brain" neural networks in autistic children

A team of researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, studies how neural networks develop in brains of toddlers with autism. Their findings are published in the journal eLife. As infants grow, they start reacting and responding to social cues like human gestures, voices, and faces. During this time their social brain develops. “Social… Continue reading Understanding "social brain" neural networks in autistic children

Understanding “social brain” neural networks in autistic children

A team of researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, studies how neural networks develop in brains of toddlers with autism. Their findings are published in the journal eLife. As infants grow, they start reacting and responding to social cues like human gestures, voices, and faces. During this time their social brain develops. “Social… Continue reading Understanding “social brain” neural networks in autistic children

MESO-BRAIN stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques to replicate neural networks

Aston University heading up major €3.3m stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques that could replicate brain’s neural networks. Aston University has launched MESO-BRAIN, a major stem cell research project which it hopes will develop three-dimensional (3D) nanoprinting techniques that can be used to replicate the brain’s neural networks. The cornerstone of the… Continue reading MESO-BRAIN stem cell research project to develop 3D nanoprinting techniques to replicate neural networks