Contact: Dr. Alexander Huk
University of Texas at Austin
Caption: Drs. Bas Rokers (pictured), Alex Huk and Larry Cormack discovered the center for 3-D motion processing in the human brain, the MT+ area. An enhanced image of Rokers' brain from an fMRI scan shows the MT+ area active when perceiving 3-D motion (bright blue area in the lower left of the photo).
Credit: Brain rendering by Thadeus Czuba. Photo by Marsha Miller.
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