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Conjunction Junction Found in the Brain: Helps with Spatial Navigation

The retrosplenial cortex sits in the brain between the parietal and the hippocampus.The retrosplenial cortex sits in the brain between the parietal and the hippocampus.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have identified the area of the brain, the retrosplenial cortex, that helps put together the necessary spatial information for navigation.  The researchers referred to this area as “conjunction junction” as it serves as an intermediary between the different areas of the brains that generate […]

How Mental Map Development Affects How We Perceive the Visual World Around Us

The results demonstrated that the visual map of the tadpoles developed naturally when the bars moved from front to back. The tadpoles that were shown the images in reverse order, however, extended nerve fibers to the wrong spots in the map, confirming that the brain would perceive those images as backwards.The results demonstrated that the visual map of the tadpoles developed naturally when the bars moved from front to back. The tadpoles that were shown the images in reverse order, however, extended nerve fibers to the wrong spots in the map, confirming that the brain would perceive those images as backwards.

The brain is widely recognized as the most powerful organ of the human body. With our brains, we reason, learn, dream, plan, and perceive the world around us. Part of perception is the development of an internal mapping system based on visual cues. A new study from The Scripps Research […]