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December 20 2012

The astonishing maps that reveal how our brain organises everything we see


Scientists have put together the first ever map of how the brain organises the thousands of images that come flooding in through our eyes every day.

A team at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the brain is wired to put in order all the categories of objects and actions that we see.

To illustrate their findings, they have created the first map of how the brain organises these categories across the cortex.

The result achieved through computational models of brain imaging data collected while test subjects watched hours of video clips is what researchers call 'a continuous semantic space'.

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