Hopkins study finds brain cells that orient us in relation to gravity

You’re playing tennis with a friend, volleying back and forth, when he suddenly smacks a rocket to your backhand. You lunge, extend your racket and hit a good return. You’ve almost certainly moved your head, body and line of sight in ways that radically changed their orientation to the ground. But you never forgot which way was up and which was down, and you knew where the ball would be at the optimal swinging moment. How did your brain and body perform such a complex feat of perceptual adjustment? The calculation takes place in a portion of the brain scientists once thought was responsible for something completely different, and the location of the cells in question could help explain what makes human begins so good at tracking and interpreting motion…


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