This is Your Brain on Pictures

Maybe it's easier to pre-visualize photographs than we thought. A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University has found strong evidence that our brains mental images as if they were pictures. The experiments showed that we perceive mental images using a part of the brain that processes simple visual features. Go here to read about how the research was done--it's pretty interesting.--David Schonauer

Maybe it's easier to pre-visualize photographs than we thought. A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University has found strong evidence that our brains mental images as if they were pictures. The experiments showed that we perceive mental images using a part of the brain that processes simple visual features. Go here to read about how the research was done--it's pretty interesting.--David Schonauer