visual categorization

Learning how the brain learns

January 29, 2016

For UChicago neuroscientist David Freedman, the key to understanding the brain’s ability to learn is to focus on a specific cognitive function where learning, memory and decision making all intersect—visual categorization. [Read more]

Where Categories Meet Decisions

February 9, 2011

One of the most important functions of the brain is to make decisions. Even the simplest animals need to make choices based on sensory information: is that thing over there food or a predator, and should I eat it, or run from it? Making the right [Read more]