Study shows how judgment of sensory simultaneity may develop in the brain

June 6, 2016
Sensory overlap

A new study in the model organism of tadpoles reveals how the brain develops the ability to sense when different sensory inputs are simultaneous rather than close in time.

Credit: Courtesy Carlos Aizenman

In a study using tadpoles, neuroscientists tracked how the brain develops its sense of whether two sensory inputs — for example, vision and touch — happened at the same time.

 

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