Synapses in the Brain Mirror the Structure of the Visual World

The research team of Prof. Sonja Hofer at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, has discovered why our brain might be so good at perceiving edges and contours. Neurons that respond to different parts of elongated edges are connected and thus exchange information. This can make it easier for the brain to identify contours of objects. The results of the study are now published in the journal “Nature”. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)