- 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
- Blindsight: In Every Day Life, Your Brain Sees What Your Eyes Do Not
Even if you are not aware of everything you take in, your eyes are sending visual information to your brain. This unconscious seeing is evidenced in a phenomenon called "blindsight", where people have no awareness, but their brains can see- eve ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 1 2012 - 2:30pm