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HIH News

Seeing on the quick: new insights into active vision in the brain

Eye movements are controlled by a small, centrally located area in the brainstem, the superior colliculus (“small upper hill”). A team of neuroscientists at the University of Tübingen headed by Prof Z. Hafed (Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research – HIH and Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience – CIN) has recently found clear evidence that this brain area not only controls eye movements, but also processes visual input on its own. This brain area processes coarse image regions common to our natural environment especially quickly, and therefore facilitates efficient orienting behaviour in real-world situations.  

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Copyright: Ziad Hafed