Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Understanding How We See and Don't See Movement

"Our brains are constantly barraged with sensory information, but have an amazing ability to filter out just what they need to understand what's going on around us," notes Medical News Today. "Stand still in a room and turn your eyes, and the same visual input feels perfectly normal. That's thanks to a complex process in our brain that tell us when and how to pay attention to sensory input. Specifically, we ignore visual input caused by our own eye movements. Now, researchers at The Rockefeller University have identified a similar process in flies, whose brains ignore visual input caused by their own flight turns. This advance will allow researchers to better understand how ongoing behavior influences visual perception."Read more.

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