- Why Patients Are Safer In The Nude
Note: RPI put out a press release today (4/29/2010) on my work today so I am reposting this with today's date also. ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Apr 29 2010 - 1:52pm
- Saving Eyesight With Artificial Muscles
Surgeons from UC Davis Medical Center say they have demonstrated that artificial muscles can restore the ability of patients with facial paralysis to blink, a development that could potentially prevent corneal ulcers and the blindness that usually follows ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 18 2010 - 11:48am
- How Do Outfielders Catch Fly Balls?
How does an outfielder get to the right place at the right time to catch a fly ball? According to a recent article in the Journal of Vision, the "outfielder problem" represents the definitive question of visual-motor control. How does the brain u ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 21 2010 - 6:43pm
- Wide Receivers Who Catch With Their Eyes Closed Explained
It’s nearing the end of American football season, with the Super Bowl fast approaching. These games involve displays of tremendous strength, agility and heart. What you may not have known is that some of the most talented players out on the field are doing ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Feb 1 2010 - 3:05pm
- Is Racism Due To Perceptual Illusions?
Other people have an accent, but not me. And this is not just because I have no accent. I wouldn’t have an accent even if I had one! Accent is a strange thing (as is my reasoning style). No matter the accent you get stuck with – southern, New Yorker, or my ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Feb 4 2010 - 11:03am
- Why Does Light Make Headaches Worse?
Migraine sufferers have long complained about how their headaches worsen with bright light, and in case you ever doubted their complaints, Rami Burstein and other researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah re ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Feb 26 2010 - 1:22pm
- Is this simply the coolest optical illusion ever?!
I really like this optical illusion made by Japanese artist Hajime Ouchi. It's just so simple- just black and white rectangles- and yet has the illusion of both movement and depth. Reminds me a little of some Vasarely images but his were mainly warped ...
Blog Post - Richard Mankiewicz - Mar 10 2010 - 11:53pm
- Opsin And The 600 Million-Year-Old Origins Of Vision
Researchers writihg in Proceedings of the Royal Society B say they have made a discovery in understanding the origins of human vision. They say they have determined which genetic 'gateway,' or ion channel, in the hydra is involved in light sensi ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2010 - 7:04pm
- Medicated Contact Lenses Could Treat Glaucoma
Specially medicated contact lenses loaded with vitamin E can keep glaucoma medicine near the eye — where it can treat the disease — almost 100 times longer than possible with current commercial lenses, scientists reported today at the ACS National Meeting. ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2010 - 11:29am
- Eye Computer: Turning Vision Into A Programmable Computer
Our everyday visual perceptions rely upon unfathomably complex computations carried out by tens of billions of neurons across over half our cortex. In spite of this, it does not “feel” like work to see. Our cognitive powers are, in stark contrast, “slow an ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Mar 25 2010 - 12:16pm