Vision

Teh Lettres Are Jmbuled Up- Can Yuo Still Raed Tihs?

How does the human brain 'decodes' letters on a page to read a word? Psychologists are trying to help neuroscientists unravel the subtle thinking mechanisms involved in reading, which could provide solutions for helping people who find it diffic ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2013 - 4:30am

Biochemical Balloting: 'Seeing' The Flavor Of Food

Are the eyes more accurate than the nose and tongue in determining the taste of food?  Some people can actually see the flavor of foods, and the eyes have such a powerful role that they can even trump the tongue and the nose. The popular Sauvignon Blanc w ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 20 2013 - 10:20am

How Your Brain Finds A Needle In A Haystack

How do we often find something tiny in a large area?  When our brains begin a targeted search, various visual and non-visual regions of the brain mobilize to track down that person, animal or thing. That means that if we're looking for a youngster lo ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2013 - 10:29am

Googly Eyes: Those Of Rats Go In Opposite Directions In Both The Horizontal And Vertical Plane

Rats move their eyes in opposite directions in both the horizontal and the vertical plane when running around. Each eye moves in a different direction, depending on the change in the animal’s head position,  according to a behavioral tracking study that us ...

Article - News Staff - May 27 2013 - 1:11pm

Scanning Patterns Find Women Have Better Facial Memory Recall Than Men

A new paper suggests women can remember faces better than men, in part because they spend more time studying features- without even knowing it. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 4 2013 - 1:01pm

Eylea For Age-Related Macular Degeneration- Benefit Over Existing Therapy Unclear

The drug aflibercept, under the trade name Eylea, has been approved in Germany since November 2012 for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  In an early benefit assessment pursuant to the Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicin ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2013 - 12:02pm

Visual Impairment Linked To Diminished Balance

Visually impaired individuals and people with uncorrected refractive error, those who could benefit from glasses to achieve normal vision but don't wear glasses, have a significantly greater risk of diminished balance with their eyes closed on a comp ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2013 - 10:13am

Dopamine In The Eyes: ERG Can Detect Pleasure Response From Chocolate

Dopamine, the neurotransmitter celebrity chemical du jour in brain stories, gets invoked a lot because it can make a lot of correlations possible- and that means fun for journalists who either want to highlight the ridiculous or scare you.  Like guns? Dop ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 24 2013 - 10:56am

How We Chase Objects- It's Also In The Mind

A new paper published in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review and based on a small experiment found that people who are blindfolded employ the same strategy to intercept a running ball carrier as people who can see, which suggests that multiple areas of the br ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 25 2013 - 3:08pm

You Can Donate Your Eyes To Research Too

Far more people are willing to donate their eyes to research than actually are registered to donate, according to a paper in Current Eye Research. While demand for tissue remains high, the number of human eyes donated for research declined 28 percent betw ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2013 - 12:22pm