Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mapping How the Brain Organizes What We See

"Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the brain is wired to put in order all the categories of objects and actions that we see. They have created the first interactive map of how the brain organizes these groupings," writes Medical News Today. "The result - achieved through computational models of brain imaging data collected while the subjects watched hours of movie clips - is what researchers call 'a continuous semantic space.' Some relationships between categories make sense (humans and animals share the same 'semantic neighborhood') while others (hallways and buckets) are less obvious. The researchers found that different people share a similar semantic layout." Read more.

See a video and read more at Neuro Gadget.

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