News-Medical: Scientists offer insight into how the brain makes perceptual judgments

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute have contributed to solving a paradox of perception, literally upending models of how the brain constructs interpretations of the outside world. When observing a scene, the brain first processes details — spots, lines and simple shapes — and uses that information to build internal representations of more complex objects, like cars and people. (October 10, 2017)

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