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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. The research showed that people look for social, behaviorally pertinent information in the eyes of others -- even in creatures that may not look like any other known species. The study was led by father and son team Alan Kingstone...

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

Read my exclusive interview with Dr. Matthew Longo about his research. Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the many mind-bending lessons that neuroscience has taught us in recent years is that our brain often ℠fudges´ the picture of reality that it gives us. For a very simple at-home demonstration of this cognitive trickery, stand in front of a mirror and alternate back and forth between looking at your left eye, then your right eye. No matter...

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

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How many times have you driven a route that you were familiar with, made it safely to your destination, and then realized that you can´t recall any of the specifics of your journey? Maybe you were focusing on the music on the radio or the stress of the day. Perhaps in our increasingly digital existence, you were paying attention to incoming texts or listening to the turn-by-turn directions of your GPS unit. This psychological...

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

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the past few years, several advances have been made in the field of ocular health.  Much of the research in color vision deficiencies has been conducted in Australia by researchers at The Vision Centre and The University of Sydney. Only a few months back, a major leap forward was achieved in the area of cortical color blindness caused by a traumatic brain injury. That study, like most others, focused on searching the...

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2012-09-04 19:01:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have finally confirmed what most have already known for generations and generations, men and women see things differently. Scientists reported in the journal Biology of Sex Differences that men have greater sensitivity to fine detail and rapidly moving stimuli, but women are better at discriminating between colors. Researchers from Brooklyn and Hunter Colleges of the City University of New York compared the vision...

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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. It´s the first of its kind — an effective prosthetic retina device that can accommodate for blindness in mice. The results of the project are a major breakthrough in working to restore vision for the blind. To begin, the scientists from Weill...

2012-08-09 23:00:34

Charles Shidlofsky, O.D, FCOVD discusses National Children's Vision and Learning Month Plano, Texas (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 As families get ready for another school year, the majority of the states in the U.S. have been approved for waivers from many mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. This August marks the seventh annual observance of the vital role vision plays in academic success. The message is simple: when children continue to struggle with reading despite all best efforts to...

Brain Functions During Visual Searches Revealed
2012-07-17 09:10:02

You're headed out the door and you realize you don't have your car keys. After a few minutes of rifling through pockets, checking the seat cushions and scanning the coffee table, you find the familiar key ring and off you go. Easy enough, right? What you might not know is that the task that took you a couple seconds to complete is a task that computers —— despite decades of advancement and intricate calculations —— still can't perform as efficiently as humans: the...

2012-05-23 19:02:29

Researchers launch NSF-supported startup, neonlabs, to apply findings to online video market When grabbing a coffee mug out of a cluttered cabinet or choosing a pen to quickly sign a document, what brain processes guide your choices? New research from Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) shows that the brain's visual perception system automatically and unconsciously guides decision-making through valence perception. Published in the journal...


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