Decoding the Brain’s “Low Fuel” Signal
Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Decoding the Brain’s “Low Fuel” Signal

The human body is an efficient model to explore the popular theory of supply and demand.  When you physically exert yourself, your bioenergetic “supply” is down, so you feel hungrier as your system “demands” more food.  In much the same way, the neurons in your brain are busy firing action potentials, and their bioenergetic fuel … Continue reading

Visual Pinwheels
Brain Basics / Did You Know? / Neuroscience Art / Sensation and Perception

Visual Pinwheels

When you look at an object, like the picture above, there are many features your brain has the task of processing.  Color, texture, and position in space to name a few.  Lines and angles are some of the first features to be encoded.  The primary visual cortex (aliases- striated cortex and V1), has the task of deciphering these stimuli to create and … Continue reading