How does the brain interact with the world?
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function seeks to better understand how the brain interacts with the world by focusing on the brain’s intricate structure and functions that underlie attention, prediction and decision-making.
To achieve this goal, we are facilitating collaborations amongst Australia’s leading brain researchers in the fields of brain anatomy and physiology, neuronal networks, neural circuits, brain systems, human behaviour and neurotechnologies.
Our integrative brain research crosses four inter-connected themes:
26 April 2018
A part of the brain can still see – even if you can’t
Even if the primary visual cortex is damaged — causing blindness — the pathway that transmits visual information from the retina is not completely destroyed. The penultimate stop on the pathway still processes visual information, even if it has nowhere to go.