- How Echolocation Substitutes For Eyes In Vision Impaired People
According to some papers, human echolocation is another "sense," working in tandem with hearing and touch to deliver information to people with visual impairment. A new paper adds evidence for the vision-like qualities of echolocation in blind e ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 29 2014 - 5:00pm
- Our Visual System Prefers Stability Over Accuracy
Tony Angelotti stunt doubling Johnny Depp in the first ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie. Image credit: Courtesy of Tony Angelotti By: Emilie Lorditch, Inside Science ...
Article - Inside Science - Jan 14 2015 - 9:01am
- Telescopic Contact Lenses
An estimated 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide and age-related macular degeneration alone is the leading cause of blindness among older adults. There may be some new hope, in the form of prototype telescopic contact lenses. Eric Tremblay ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 13 2015 - 11:45am
- The Real Meaning Of The Blue Black White Gold Dress
A dress that seems to be different colors to different people has all the Internet intrigued- and that's a good thing. It's a good way to understand science and psychology. There are two hypotheses as to why people see dramatically different thin ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Feb 27 2015 - 3:28pm
- Brain And Vision: How Two Cyclops Eyes Create One Clear Picture
We have two eyes and each differ in their optical properties- you can easily tell by placing a hand over each and seeing the difference. As a result of the fits and starts and do-overs in evolution that got us eyes, our vision system results in a blur proj ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2015 - 10:59am
- Your Eyes Are Wired Backwards: Here's Why
The human eye is optimized to have good color vision at day and high sensitivity at night. But until recently it seemed as if the cells in the retina were wired the wrong way round, with light traveling through a mass of neurons before it reaches the lig ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2015 - 9:42am
- Bias Is Why Super Mario Runs Left To Right
Why did the earliest side-scrolling games go left to right? From the 1980s on, they seemed to do that. And in the western world people write left to right. That is enough for psychologist Dr. Peter Walker of Lancaster University to speculate that there may ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2015 - 7:50pm
- Is Myopia The New Rickets? Are Schools To Blame?
Is Myopia the new Rickets? A new study compares the history of school myopia with the bone disease rickets. During the 17th century, rickets was common among children in England and then reached epidemic levels through northern Europe and North America. In ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2015 - 3:14pm
- So Much For Branding: 1 Percent Of You Can Draw The Apple Logo
If you see a chicken, you know that's a chicken. If you see a cartoon of a chicken, you know that's a chicken. But can you draw a chicken from memory? Most people cannot draw anything that looks anything like a chicken, but is it because branding ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2015 - 8:40am
- Samsung Face Recognition Improves When A Morphed Average Of Faces Is Used
Phones like the Samsung Galaxy can use facial recognition rather than typing in a security code. The problem is you will end up taking twice as long quite often, because the facial recognition will fail and you type in a PIN anyway. The system is good at ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 3 2015 - 9:36am