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Processing new information during sleep compromises memory

Animal study highlights importance of brain activity during sleep for memory accuracy, strength New research appearing in the April 9 issue of the Journal of...

Sharks Sense Prey in Surprising Ways During Pioneering Study

A team of scientists have unmasked the intricacies of how sharks hunt prey — from the first whiff to the final chomp —in a...

Novel ‘top-down’ mechanism repatterns developing brain regions

Dennis O'Leary of the Salk Institute was the first scientist to show that the basic functional architecture of the cortex, the largest part of...

Study Advances New Theory of How the Brain Is Wired

Speaking. Seeing. Hearing. Thinking. Remembering. Understanding this sentence and making a decision about whether or not to read on. All of this work is...

Sound and vision work hand in hand

Our senses of sight and hearing work closely together, perhaps more than people realize, a new UCLA psychology study shows. "If we think of the perceptual system as a democracy where each sense is like a person casting a vote and all votes are count...

Even unconsciously, sound helps us see

"Imagine you are playing ping-pong with a friend. Your friend makes a serve. Information about where and when the ball hit the table is provided by both vision and hearing. Scientists have believed that each of the senses produces an estimate relevant ...

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