Latest Colin Clifford Stories

2010-08-17 20:54:32

Australian scientists have made an important advance in understanding how the brain interprets the signals it receives from the eyes about how we view the orientation of the world we see about us. Research by a team in The Vision Centre has found that while our brain has a natural tendency to view the world in terms of the vertical and horizontal, it has also developed an ability to override this to detect objects moving obliquely in the vision. At its most basic, the skill might save us from...

2010-07-07 08:19:34

Watching 3D television under normal conditions is unlikely to be damaging to the human visual system, scientists from The Vision Centre say. Commenting on possible health risks raised by some experts with the advent of 3D television, Professor Colin Clifford of The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney, an authority on how the brain interprets the visual signals from the eyes, says it is very unlikely that 3DTV could cause any long-term harm, provided people only watched it for a few...

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