Things that made me laugh today, and some that have intrigued me.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
How Your Brain Recognizes All Those Faces
That was the question vexing Le Chang, a neuroscientist at the California Institute of Technology, in 2014. In prior research, his lab director had already identified neurons in the brains of primates that processed and recognized faces. These six areas in the brain's temporal lobe, called "face patches," contain specific neurons that appear to be much more active when a person or monkey is looking at a face than other objects. Read more