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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.

Playing Tetris To Treat Lazy Eye
2013-04-23 11:52:41

According to new study, the iconic Russian tile-matching game Tetris can also be used to correct the condition known as amblyopia, or lazy eye.

2013-03-29 23:03:11

A new study finds that the Diopsys NOVA-LX Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) Vision Testing System can help optometrists and ophthalmologists distinguish healthy from glaucomatous eyes, which is especially

New Artificial Retina Partially Restores Sight
2013-02-15 10:56:46

Today the FDA approved an artificial retina that is the first device of its kind to treat a form of progressive blindness that begins in young adulthood and partially restore sight.

2013-01-02 10:42:12

Scientists have developed a quick, easy and cheap vision test to find out which part – and how much – of the brain of a stroke victim has been damaged, potentially enabling them to save more lives.

New Sound Device Teaches Blind People To See
2012-11-08 08:57:31

Researchers have shown that blind people, even those with lifelong blindness, can learn to process visual input using sound.

Brain Can Compensate For Minimal Visual Input
2012-11-02 08:57:31

Consciousness and perception have long been understood as being interlinked. But our perceptions may be related less to our sense of sight than was previously understood.

Why Do We Look For Eyes First
2012-11-01 06:14:58

A new study suggested and conducted by a 12-year-old scientist finds that humans are hard-wired to process monsters, humanoids and other fictional creatures the same way we process our fellow humans.


Word of the Day
coruscant
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.
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