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One Region, Two Functions: Brain Cells' Multitasking Key to Understanding Overall Brain Function
March 6, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A region of the brain known to play a key role in visual and spatial processing has a parallel function: Sorting visual information into categories. Now, a new study shows that very different types of information can be simultaneously encoded within the posterior parietal cortex, bringing scientists a step closer to understanding how the brain interprets visual stimuli and solves complex tasks.Full Story
University of Chicago Medical Center
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