We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Room for Thought: Identifying the Brain Area That Watches for Walls

News   May 14, 2019 | Original story from Columbia Zuckerman Institute

 
Room for Thought

The brain's OPA region helps to orient us in space, so we can avoid bumping into things, figure out where we are and navigate safely through our environment, such as this room. Credit: Artist: Karoliina Hellberg; photographer: J. Tiainen

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Neurogenesis Persists in Aged Adults and Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

News

In a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago, researchers examining post-mortem brain tissue from people ages 79 to 99 found that new neurons continue to form well into old age.

READ MORE

Proof It’s Possible to Enhance or Suppress Memories: Mice Study

News

BU neuroscientist shows that stimulating different parts of the brain can dial up or down a specific memory’s emotional oomph.

READ MORE

Review: Did Leonardo da Vinci Have ADHD?

News

Professor Marco Catani suggests the best explanation for Leonardo da Vinci's inability to finish his works is that the great artist may have had Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder.

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE