Cognition

Research on conscious and unconscious processes by which knowledge and experience are accumulated, through perceiving, recognizing, conceiving, and reasoning.

Fractal patterns preferred by children under three years

Natural surroundings have fractal patterns that recur at various size scales, and they are also…

Neurons use fractal networks for better connectivity

Many of nature’s fractal objects benefit from the favorable functionality that comes from pattern repetition at various…

Mathematical skills improved by tri-dimensional thinking

In 2019, a nationwide study on fundamental skills in Switzerland discovered a link between children’s spatial…

Using hyperbolic geometry to map the olfactory space

In the natural environment, the sense of smell, or olfaction, is used to identify contaminants…

Number sense: emergence from the recognition of visible objects

Humans and animals have a “number sense,” or the capacity to intuitively estimate the numerosity…

Are patterns real or imagined?

For neuroscientists studying complex systems, patterns exhibit valuable data that may or may not correspond…

Sounds, shapes, speech and body movements convey emotion through one shared property

People communicate their emotions using their voice, face, and movement, as well as through abstract forms such…

Mathematical Beauty Activates Same Brain Region as Great Art or Music

The beauty of mathematical formulations resides in abstracting, in simple equations, universal truths. Many people,…

Deciphering the brain’s color and shape coding

A human can identify hundreds of thousands of unique colors and forms visually, but how…

Honeycomb style pattern used by the brain to code one’s position in space

A European-American research team has used electrophysiological data to prove the presence of grid-like activity…