Vision

Don't It Make Your Brown Eyes Blue?

(Dr.) Greg Homer (real name), a representative of  Stroma Medical, a California equipment company, claims his new "Lumineyes" treatment could be an alternative to colored contact lenses. The treatment uses a laser to remove melanin from the upper ...

Blog Post - Bobby Knight - Jul 29 2012 - 10:32am

The Impact Of Exercise On Eyes

Physical activity is always good for you but a new analysis says it may patients reduce their risk of developing glaucoma. Higher levels of physical exercise appear to have a long-term beneficial impact on low ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), an important ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 4 2011 - 1:32pm

Nude Bodies Boost Visual Processing

Researchers are saying that the perception of nude bodies is boosted at an early stage of visual processing.  So it may be an overlap with the culturally forbidden nature of scantily clad or nude figures as the driving force behind its appeal in areas as d ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2011 - 10:41am

Eye Evolution Gets Its "War And Peace"

One of the biggest difficulties in understanding and acceptance of evolutionary biology is the eye.  It isn't just detractors who are trying to protect a sectarian viewpoint, it is genuinely curious people, smart people, who don't get it because ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 18 2011 - 2:31pm

Cases Of Blindness Have Plummeted

Corporate media likes to shock or enrage people so when it comes to science stories, the ridiculous- life on other planets, billions 'wasted' on curing cancer, Republicans hate science- often takes precedent over the quiet wins. ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 19 2012 - 11:28am

Prosopagnosia And The Neural Basis For Facial Recognition

What is actually happening in the brain when one person looks at another?  For people with prosopagnosia, an inability to recognize faces,  information processing- the stages that our brains go through to recognize a face- is breaking down.  ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 2 2012 - 1:01pm

Visual Spatial Attention: Treating Dyslexia Before Reading Age

A new study says it has ended the  long-lasting debate on the causes of dyslexia and also opened the way to a new approach for early identification and interventions for the 10 percent of children for whom reading is extremely difficult.  For children with ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 5 2012 - 6:30pm

What Blindsight Can Tell Us About The Architecture Of The Brain

Everyone has heard of hindsight- where the context of past events is much clearer in memory than they were at the time- but a new study of the blindsight phenomenon, where a person is c ortically blind yet they can still discriminate visual information wit ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2012 - 10:28pm

Body Dysmorphic Disorder- Overly Self-Critical But They Can Recognize Faces

People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder  (BDD) have an obsession relating to their body image, where they believe that they have a defect in their appearance. BDD is estimated to affect one to two per cent of the population. Individuals with BDD engage with t ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2012 - 10:13pm

Your Next Eyeglasses Could Be Designed After A Moth's Eyes

If you wear glasses, and they have been created recently, you are reading this article by looking through a tiny, transparent layer of nanomaterial. Anti-reflective coatings based on nanomaterials that reduce the amount of reflected light are used in most ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 29 2012 - 3:30pm