Latest Visual perception Stories

2012-05-01 13:52:05

Barrow Neurological Institute researchers Jorge Otero-Millan, Stephen Macknik, and Susana Martinez-Conde share the recent cover of the Journal of Neuroscience in a compelling study into why illusions trick our brains. Barrow is part of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The study, led by Martinez-Conde's laboratory, explores the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking visual illusion, known as the "Rotating Snakes." Kitaoka is a Japanese psychology...

How Your Eyes Deceive You
2012-04-24 05:02:24

People rely on their eyes for most things they do — yet the information provided by our visual sensing system is often distorted, unreliable and subject to illusion. Researchers at The Vision Centre, Australia, are throwing new light on the tricks the brain plays on its owner as it struggles to make sense of the visual and other sensory signals it constantly receives. “We tend to regard what we see as ℠the real world´,” says Dr Isabelle Mareschal, a...

2012-03-26 23:02:14

Launch Farm empowers young artist with window art transforming spectators into spectacle. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Le Voyeur is an innovative video art installation in Columbus by Ilke Akcasoy in partnership with the brand accelerator, Launch Farm. The video stylistically details acts of voyeurism and privacy intrusions as it plays outdoors, after dark on Launch Farm´s iconic windows at 772 North High Street in the Short North. The installation will run through mid April. At...

2012-02-06 13:37:18

Cultural differences between the West and East are well documented, but a study shows that concrete differences also exist in how British and Chinese people recognize people and the world around them.  Easterners really do look at the world differently to Westerners, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). "British and Chinese people process visual information in very different ways," explains researcher Dr David Kelly from Royal Holloway,...

2012-02-03 11:00:00

Optometrists Discover Potential Link between 3D Vision Syndrome and Eye Teaming Disorders. Three-dimensional viewing technologies, such as those in theaters across the country, are often criticized for causing dizziness and discomfort in some individuals. However, some optometrists believe Gainesville, VA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Three-dimensional viewing technologies, such as those in theaters across the country, are often criticized for causing dizziness and discomfort in some...

2012-01-27 10:25:50

In 2011 – to the consternation of women everywhere – a systematic review of randomized clinical trials showed that routine mammography was of little value to younger women at average or low risk of breast cancer. The review showed, for example, that for every 50-year-old woman whose life is prolonged by mammography, dozens are treated unnecessarily – some with harmful consequences – or treated without benefit. Hundreds are told they have breast cancer when they do...

2012-01-06 06:11:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Many people consider their dogs as a member of their family; often times treating their furry friends like one of their own kids. "Increasing evidence supports the notion that humans and dogs share some social skills, with dogs´ social-cognitive functioning resembling that of a 6-month to a 2-year-old child," Jozef Topal, of the Hungarian Academy of Science was quoted as saying.  Just like human infants, dogs pick up not only on words, but they are also...

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