Deciphering how the brain encodes color and shape

Deciphering how the brain encodes color and shape

There are hundreds of thousands of distinct colors and shapes that a person can distinguish visually, but how does the brain process all of this information? Scientists previously believed that the visual system initially encodes shape and color with different sets of neurons and then combines them much later. But a new study shows that there are neurons that respond selectively to particular combinations of color and shape.

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