Researcher reveals new cell type in human brain that plays crucial role in visual search

Every day, people are asked to find something - a familiar face in a crowd, a child in the park, a particular house on a street. While researchers have long-since known that the ability to effectively search and detect goal-relevant targets is controlled by top-down signals from the brain's frontal area, a researcher from West Virginia University has found evidence that the human medial temporal lobe - or MTL - also plays an essential role in this process.

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