- Mood And The Visual System- Optimists Literally See Better
Seeing the world through 'rose-colored glasses' may be more biological reality than metaphor, according to a University of Toronto study that provides the first direct evidence that our mood literally changes the way our visual system filters ou ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 3 2009 - 9:49am
- Dual Vision System: How President George Bush Could Duck Flying Shoes
Who says politics and science can't mix? Well, we say they shouldn't mix but we're rare in science media. Yet sometimes political events can make for great science studies too. Case in point, the value neuroscientists at the University of ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 11 2009 - 12:24pm
- CCR3 Receptor Discovery May Be Breakthrough In Macular Degeneration Research
A team of researchershas discovered a biological marker for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in older adults. The marker, a receptor known as CCR3, shows strong potential as a means for both the early dete ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 14 2009 - 10:03pm
- Binocular Rivalry- Neural Noise And Why We Sometimes Miss Important Details
When you are concentrating on something, neural "noise" may cause you to miss important changes in your environment, new research indicates, and this binocular rivalry which occurs when the two eyes view radically different images means the brain ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2009 - 9:48am
- The Vision Revolution
Your color vision is not for seeing red sunsets or green grass; rather, it evolved as a kind of empath sense, optimized to detect the changes in blood physiology in the skin of the faces (and rumps) of others, thereby sensing their emotions. Your forward-f ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Jun 22 2009 - 9:59am
- Superoxide- Toxic Molecule May Be Essential To Bird Migration And 'Seeing' Earth's Magnetic Field
A toxic molecule implicated in cell damage and disease may also be essential for bird migration, according to the University of Illinois. They propose the molecule superoxide as a key player in the mysterious process that allows birds to 'see' E ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2009 - 10:08am
- Eyes Without A Face? How Recognition Happens
A study by the University of Barcelona (UB) has analysed which facial features our brain examines to identify faces. Our brain adapts in order to obtain the maximum amount of information possible from each face and according to the study the key data for i ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 20 2009 - 11:03am
- Neuroscientists Discover Fourth Cell Related To Vision
Nearly all species have some ability to detect light and at least three types of cells in the retina allow us to see images or distinguish between night and day. Now, researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine say they have discovered another type ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2009 - 10:37pm
- Which Foods Can Help You See Better?
Your mother, despite lacking an expensive lab studying phytochemicals or a PhD (well, for most of us anyway) told you that carrots would help you see better. And she was right, but purple carrots here and there may be even better for you because they h ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2009 - 1:22pm
- Regaining Sight From Bone Marrow Stem Cells In Old Age
Often the topic of controversy, stem cells research has once again proved itself necessary. University of Florida researchers were able to program bone marrow stem cells to repair damaged retinas in mice. The success in repairing a damaged layer of retina ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2009 - 5:47pm