Category: Breakthroughs

Decoding primate visual cortex

Thanks to a recent work of two biologists Le Chang and Doris Y. Tsao we now know better how the primate neural network identifies human faces. They accomplished that by identifying the dimensions used by the primate brain to decode faces using MRI and sensitive probes. Their work…

Memory formation mechanism v2.0

A team of US and Japanese scientists1 have shown that memories form simultaneously in the hippocampus (short-term memory storage) as well as the cortex (long-term memory storage). This is very surprising, because since 1950s the mechanism was thought to be a cascade – first short-term memory then transfer…