Friday, November 25, 2005

Cracking the Code of Visual Processing

Researchers at MIT have uncovered part of the code responsible for processing and storing visual input to the brain. After visual information is processed by the retina, it eventually enters a region known as the inferotemporal cortex (IT). The IT is responsible for then organizing and categorizing this information. By running algorithms against the patterns of neural data generated by the IT, the researchers were able to decode how it stores and retrieves information. They have found that even a split second of visual information is enough to identify and categorize objects.

Neuroscientists Break Code on Sight

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