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Latest Visual perception Stories

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.

Spatial Perception Influenced By Fear
2012-10-22 12:48:06

Two psychologists recently demonstrated that a sense of fear and impending danger can change our spatial perception of an approaching object.

How Memory Load Causes Inattentional Blindness
2012-10-02 10:46:38

According to a new study commissioned by the Wellcome Trust, when we try to keep an image we’ve just seen in our memory, we can blind ourselves to the things we are actually looking at.

Color Blindness Linked To Eye Cells Not Brain
2012-09-20 15:52:25

A new study led by Professor Paul Martin of The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney has determined that in congenital or inherited color blindness, the vision cells, or cone cells, are responsible for the condition rather than unusual biological wiring that exists between the eye and brain.

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2012-09-04 19:01:38

Scientists have finally confirmed what most have already known for generations and generations, men and women see things differently.

Artificial Retina Being Tested On Mice
2012-08-15 06:06:28

Researchers have developed an artificial retina with the ability to restore normal vision based on its work on deciphering the retina’s neural code for brain communication.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.