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Going the distance: Brain cells for 3-D vision discovered

In stunning images captured under the microscope for the first time, the neurons were found in praying mantises. The work is published in Nature Communications today. In a specially-designed insect cinema, the mantises were fitted with 3-D glasses and shown 3-D movies of simulated bugs while their brain activity was monitored. When the image of […]

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Dataset bridges human vision and machine learning

Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists say a new dataset of unprecedented size—comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images—will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Fordham University, reporting today in the journal Scientific Data, said acquiring functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans at […]