Human brain incorporates moving object’s rhythmic patterns – has been a long standing complex theory, which a team of scientists has recently solved.
Neuroscientists have long been studying on how the human brain can catch a running or bouncing ball and hit racket on a ball, which significantly require a deep estimation about exactly when and where the ball will be arriving at. According to the new study performed by a research team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have, an approach for tracking the object in motion is very complex.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published the research review last week on March 5, whose senior author is Professor Mehrdad Jazayeri and leading author is Chia-Jung Chang, a graduate student from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Study’s senior author and assistant professor at Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences – the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mehrdad Jazayeri said in a statement that, “People get really good at this when they have both types of information available. It’s like having input from multiple senses. The statistical knowledge that we have about the world we’re interacting with is richer when we use multiple senses.”
Jazayeri added that, “It occurred to us to ask, how it can be that the brain doesn’t use this information? It would seem very strange if all this richness of additional temporal structure is not part of the way we evaluate where things are around us and how things are going to happen.”