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As you look around, mental images bounce between right and left brain – EurekAlert

A new study in Neuron explains how the brain helps us remember what we’ve seen, even as it shifts around in our visual system. That ability–to remember that something…



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IMAGE: Traces of visual working memories transfer from one hemisphere to the other when a mental image shifts across the field of view.
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Credit: Meredith Mahnke for Miller Lab/MIT Picower Institute
Ask anyone from an NFL quarterback scanning the field for open receivers, to an air traffic controller monitoring the positions of planes, to a mom watching her kids run around at the park: We depend on our brain to hold what we see in mind, even as we shift our gaze around and even temporarily…

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