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Synapses in the Brain Mirror the Structure of the Visual World

News   Jul 13, 2017 | Original Story from the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, UCL

 
Synapses in the Brain Mirror the Structure of the Visual World

A blue triangle can be seen in the foreground of this optical illusion. Our brain is especially good at perceiving lines and contours even if they do not actually exist. The pattern of neuronal connections in the brain supports this ability.

 
 
 

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