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One Region, Two Functions: Brain Cells' Multitasking Key to Understanding Overall Brain Function
March 6, 2013
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.
University of Chicago Medical Center
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