‘Edgy’ brain cells keep us safe

A group of cells within the brain that helps humans avoid accidents have been identified.

The cells detect edges and help the brain recognise objects we use or see in daily life.

The discovery provides new insights into how the human vision system operates - how we find food, read, recognise faces and function day-to-day. The research could assist in the development of devices or treatments to restore vision.

Read more at University of Sydney