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Latest Visual perception Stories

Area Of The Brain That Creates Illusory Shapes And Surfaces Discovered By Scientists
2013-10-01 11:10:48

The logo of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics includes red, white and blue stars, but the white star is not really there: It is an illusion. Similarly, the "S" in the USA Network logo is wholly illusory.

Study Reveals Language Influences What We See
2013-08-27 09:16:01

People naturally assume the sense of sight takes in the world as it is, simply passing on what the eyes collect from light reflected by the objects around us. The truth is more complicated, however, as the eyes do not work alone.

2013-08-26 13:27:36

A study in mice reveals an elegant circuit within the developing visual system that helps dictate how the eyes connect to the brain.

2013-08-09 10:10:37

Scientists are developing a clearer picture of how visual systems develop in mammals.

2013-07-29 16:16:11

By observing the eye movements of schizophrenia patients while playing a simple video game, a University of British Columbia researcher has discovered a potential explanation for some of their symptoms, including difficulty with everyday tasks.

2013-05-28 23:02:25

Eye doctor for the Florida State University football team, Robert Orsillo, OD, measures vision training success with the Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System. Pine

2013-05-28 21:22:51

Perceptual learning techniques may provide a useful new approach to rehabilitation in patients with central vision loss—taking advantage of visual plasticity that persists even in old age.

Study Shows Where Scene Context Happens In Our Brain
2013-05-21 13:17:48

Over the millennia of human evolution, our brains developed a pattern of search based largely on environmental cues and scene context. It's an ability that has not only helped us find food and avoid danger in humankind's earliest days, but continues to aid us today, in tasks as banal as driving to work, or shopping; or as specialized as reading X-rays.

2013-05-09 12:04:23

Cone receptors in the human eye lose their color sensitivity with age, but our subjective experience of color remains largely unchanged over the years.

Scientists Look At How The Brain Compensates For Speed
2013-05-08 18:47:22

Researchers from the University of California in Berkeley have finally pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for not only seeing fast-moving objects, but responding to them as well.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.