News tagged with cognitive mechanisms

What drives brain changes in macular degeneration?

In macular degeneration, the most common form of adult blindness, patients progressively lose vision in the center of their visual field, thereby depriving the corresponding part of the visual cortex of input. Previously, ...

dateMar 03, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Perfect skin: More touchy-feely robots

Robots could become a lot more 'sensitive' thanks to new artificial skins and sensor technologies developed by European scientists. Leading to better robotic platforms that could one day be used in industry, ...

dateMay 31, 2013 in Robotics
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Crows show advanced learning abilities

New Caledonian crows have, in the past, distinguished themselves with their advanced tool using abilities. A team of researchers from the University of Auckland and the University of Cambridge have now shown ...

dateDec 14, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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