Vision

No, You Don't Have ESP: Or A Sixth Sense Either

A paper has determined that while people can reliably become aware of changes- visual awareness can extend beyond objects we focus on- that doesn't mean we can identify what has changed.  Their example is that a person might notice a general change i ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2014 - 11:26am

Representational Similarity Analysis: Expanding Our Field Of Vision About Vision

When we open our eyes, visual information floods the brain and it interprets what we're seeing. Researchers recently non-invasively mapped this flow of information in the human brain by combining two existing technologies, which allowed them to ident ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2014 - 9:56am

Is Your Doctor "Health Blind"?

There are those among us who are “health blind”, i.e., handicapped at sensing the health signals most of us easily recognize on others around us. They are the color blind. But we at O2Amp can fix that. 1. The Health-Blind Among Us Despite the presence of ...

Article - Mark Changizi - Jan 29 2014 - 12:15pm

EyeMusic Allows The Blind To 'See' Colors And Shapes

Sensory Substitution Devices (SSDs) use auditory or tactile stimulation to provide representations of visual information and can help the blind "see" colors and shapes. Users recognize the image without seeing it because the information is transf ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2014 - 2:47pm

Are Eye-Safe Lasers Safe?

The modern world has a problem. We are undergoing spontaneous mutations caused by radiation, even at low levels. This radiation can break chromosomes into pieces that reattach randomly and sometimes create genes that didn't previously exist. Actually ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 14 2014 - 12:22am

Are There Hazards To Hemianopia Driving?

No one wants to tell someone they can't drive. America was founded on the pioneer spirit and unless we cramp everyone into urban concrete jungles, which are implicated in any number of health, pollution and crime issues, America's vast expanses ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 14 2014 - 9:58am

Saccades Not Cultural: Chinese People Have Faster Eye Responses

Rapid eye movements, known as saccades, have been a source of a nature versus nurture debate.  One hypothesis has been that this neurological behaviour is a product of culture in people of Chinese origin. A new study casts doubt on that.  Scientists teste ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2014 - 5:12pm

Awareness: Babies Distinguish Real-Life Objects From Pictures At 9 Months

Babies begin to learn about the connection between pictures and real objects by the time they are nine-months-old, according to a new paper in Child Development. Babies can learn about a toy from a photograph of it well before their first birthday, the sc ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2014 - 11:01am

How To Save Medicare Billions- Pick One Drug For Common Eye Diseases

It sounds positively un-American to have government picking winner and losers in the drug marketplace, but the writing is on the wall for our health future: taxpayer-funded Medicare is going to be the economic driver in medical decision-making and policy ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2014 - 5:00pm

Glaucoma May Be A Brain Disease Rather Than An Eye One

A new study says the brain, not the eye, controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma, a finding that may help develop treatments for one of the world's leading causes of irreversible blindness. In the paper, vision scientists and ophthalmolo ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2014 - 6:56pm