Vision

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

Gaydar Located- It's In The Eyes

Does gaydar exist?  If so, it's in the eyes. Sexual orientation can be revealed by pupil dilation to attractive people, say researchers who used a specialized infrared lens to measure pupillary changes of participants watching erotic videos. Pupils we ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 6 2012 - 3:30pm

Argus II Neuroprosthetic Implant- Blind Man Gets Words Directly On His Retina

 A new device called the Argus II has been implanted in over 50 patients, many of whom can now see color, movement and objects and researchers have even streamed braille patterns directly into a blind patient's retina, allowing him to read four-letter ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 22 2012 - 11:30am

Why Older People Sometimes Read Better Than Younger

Psychologists from the University of Leicester have carried out eye tests to examine reading styles in young and old people and say there isn't just an eyesight issue- the way we read words changes as we grow older. They digitally manipulated text, c ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 26 2012 - 12:30pm

Illusory Valence: Body Language Doesn't Lie, But Facial Expressions Can

In wrestling, we were always taught to watch the opponent's hips- because their head and their eyes were going to try and fake you out but hips don't lie. Likewise, if you think that you can use facial expressions to determine if someone has jus ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 30 2012 - 12:02pm

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion- Cause Of Widespread Eye Disease Identified

Branch retinal vein occlusion – blockage of the blood vessels that channel blood from the retina – is a common eye disease. A type of blood clot in the eye, the disease causes reduced vision, and people with the disease also typically have an increased ri ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 23 2012 - 12:23pm

Visual Feedback Learning Essential For Imitating Facial Expressions

Our ability to imitate facial expressions depends on learning and visual feedback, say psychologists. Marketing people knew that already. The 'chameleon effect' is commonly used in interpersonal negotiations because imitating another person' ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 28 2012 - 5:00am

The Ravenous Color-Blind: New Developments For Color-Deficients

Last year, as our O2Amp technology got into the hands of more and more users (mainly interested in their various medical applications), we began hearing back from many color-blind folk. One of our three technologies, they told us, gave them the surprising ...

Article - Mark Changizi - Jan 29 2013 - 3:10pm

24 New Genes For Short-Sightedness Identified

Researchers have discovered 24 new genes that cause refractive errors and myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness.  ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 10 2013 - 6:51pm

VOR Eye Focus: Primitive Reflex Pretty Sophisticated

Like the term 'junk DNA', the idea of 'primitive' reflexes is contextually confusing to some people outside biology. In reality, after millions of years of evolution, even a primitive reflex is sophisticated.  ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2013 - 10:37am