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All Things Big and Small: The Brain's Discerning Taste for Size
June 20, 2012
Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab and the MIT department of brain and cognitive sciences have discovered that the brain organizes objects based on their physical size, with a specific region of the brain reserved for recognizing large objects and another reserved for small objects. Their findings could have major implications for fields like robotics, and could lead to a greater understanding of how the brain organizes and maps information.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL
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