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How the brain encodes landmarks that help us navigate

March 9, 2020

How the brain encodes landmarks that help us navigate

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

When we move through the streets of our neighborhood, we often use familiar landmarks to help us navigate. And as we think to ourselves, “OK, now make a left at the coffee shop,” a part of the brain called the retrosplenial cortex (RSC) lights up.

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A new model of vision

March 4, 2020

A new model of vision

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

When we open our eyes, we immediately see our surroundings in great detail. How the brain is able to form these richly detailed representations of the world so quickly is one of the biggest unsolved puzzles in the study of vision.

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