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Researchers Discover Neural Code that Predicts Behavior

Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) have found that neurons in the superior colliculus, an ancient midbrain structure found in all vertebrates, are key players in allowing us to detect visual objects and events. This structure doesn't help us recognize what the specific object or event is; instead, it's the part of the brain that decides something is there at all

Making Decisions Over Prolonged Periods Doesn't Diminish Accuracy, New Study Finds

Making good decisions usually involves gathering information at least several seconds, much longer than the time that individual brain cells take to process their inputs. However, this disparity does not reduce our ability to make accurate choices, it is a new study by neuroscientists at New York University. Their results, which appear in the journal  Current Biology, suggest a newfound ability to incorporate information over prolonged periods