- Retinitis Pigmentosa- The Link Between Cats And Humans
About one in 3,500 people are affected with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a disease of the retina's visual cells that eventually leads to blindness. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has identified a genetic link between cats and humans for two di ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2009 - 12:12pm
- Why Is It Difficult To Recognize Faces In Photo Negatives
Humans excel at recognizing faces, but how we do this has been an abiding mystery in neuroscience and psychology. In an effort to explain our success in this area, researchers are taking a closer look at how and why we fail. A new study from MIT looks at ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 18 2009 - 3:43pm
- A Study Of The Mind As It Relates To Vision
In this study, I will propose, that the relationship between Mind and Vision can enable us to draw certain conclusions relevant to one aspect of what constitutes the Mind, and therefrom, we may seek a better understanding of ...
Blog Post - Ayad Gharbawi - Mar 24 2009 - 12:59pm
- Video Games Improve Some Vision Up To 58 Percent
Video games that involve high levels of action,like first-person-shooter games, can increase real-world vision, according to research in Nature Neuroscience, including discerning slight differences in shades of gray; an attribute of the human visual system ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 29 2009 - 1:48pm
- Avoid Buffets When Dieting- Variety Makes Us 'See' Smaller Quantities
Here's another reason why dieters should avoid all-you-can-eat buffets: When faced with a large variety of items, consumers tend to underestimate how much of each item is present, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Authors J ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 31 2009 - 11:41am
- Jackdaw Eyes Can Interpret Human Gaze
We all know that people sometimes change their behavior when someone is looking their way. A new study in Current Biology shows that jackdaws, birds related to crows and ravens with eyes that appear similar to human eyes, can do the same. "Jackdaws ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 2 2009 - 11:37am
- Violent Video Games- A Replacement For Eye Surgery?
Video may have killed the radio star(*) but violent video games may save the vision of teens who play them, according to a new Tel Aviv University study. Dr. Uri Polat of Tel Aviv University's Goldschlager Eye Institute and his collaborators compared ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 7 2009 - 2:21pm
- Secret To Night Vision- Rod Cell Nuclei Become Light Collecting Lenses
What's different about nocturnal mammals that have 'night vision'? According to a Cell report, the DNA within the photoreceptor rod cells responsible for low light vision is packaged in a very unconventional way. That special DNA architec ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2009 - 1:03pm
- Facial Recognition- Holistic Processing And Left-Side Bias
Facial recognition is not as automatic as it may seem, according to researchers who have identified specific areas in the brain devoted solely to picking out faces among other objects we encounter. Two specific effects have been established as being critic ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2009 - 1:04pm
- BrainPort: Helping Blind People See- Using Their Tongue
Erik Weihenmayer wears sunglasses often. He was wearing them to protect his eyes when he reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1997. He had them on when he completed the 2003 Primal Quest, the world's toughest multi-sport adventure race. And, he ...
Article - Allyson Collins - May 21 2009 - 4:28pm