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Visual perception: Learning to see through noise

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Anya Hurlbert


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New studies show that perceptual learning does not reduce the noise inherent to the neuronal mechanisms of perception. Rather, learning boosts the brain's capability to extract and make use of the relevant outside signal - but where and how the neuronal changes occur is still unknown.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hurlbert A

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Biology

Year: 2000

Volume: 10

Issue: 6

Pages: R231-R233

ISSN (print): 0960-9822

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0445


DOI: 10.1016/S0960-9822(00)00371-7

PubMed id: 10744966