Scientists construct first detailed map of how the brain organizes everything we see

 

Scientists construct first detailed map of how the brain organizes everything we see

Scientists construct first detailed map of how the brain organizes everything we see.

Our eyes may be our window to the world, but how do we make sense of the thousands of images that flood our retinas each day?

Scientists 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.

They have created the first interactive map of how the brain organizes these groupings. The result – achieved through computational models of brain imaging data collected while the subjects watched hours of movie clips – is what researchers call “a continuous semantic space.”