Vision

The Line Between Vision And Imagination Is Blurry

One symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is intrusive visual reminders of a traumatic event. New research in Current Biology finds that the brain uses similar visual areas for mental imagery and vision, but it uses low-level visual areas less p ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2020 - 11:52am

Are Preschoolers Racist? Only If Learned, But They Notice Skin Color Differences Even Earlier

With racial tension erupting again, parents may be wondering the appropriate age to discuss what kids see in news accounts or in protests at sporting events.  Psychologists believe that some infants are aware of race and children are capable of thinking ab ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 31 2020 - 1:43pm

Sanfilippo Syndrome: Childhood Dementia May Be Detectable In The Eyes

A new paper finds that widely available retinal imaging techniques may help reveal more about brain disease and monitor treatment efficacy, including a currently untreatable form of childhood-onset dementia, Sanfilippo syndrome. Sanfilippo syndrome is one ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 1 2020 - 11:44am

90% Of Marijuana Users Think It Doesn't Bring Visual Impairment, But They're Wrong

Some people believe that marijuana can be medical but almost no marijuana users think it impairs their vision. Though over 90 percent of users believe that cannabis has no effect on their vision, or perhaps a slight effect, smoking cannabis significantly a ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2021 - 1:15pm