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Latest Visual perception Stories

2011-08-17 00:00:31

The Value Eyecare Network Warns Parents of Overlooking Poor Eyesight Ronkonkoma, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2011 Dr. Marc Weinstein of Value Eyecare Network and 39DollarGlasses.com, has seen it too many times before; students performing poorly in school due to their eyesight. "So much of what is taught in school must be learned visually. If a student's eyesight is not at its best, vision problems can negatively impact academic and reading performance," says Dr. Weinstein. "Nothing is more...

2011-08-12 12:31:55

Although our eyes record the word as millions of pixels, "the visual system is fantastic at giving us a world that looks like objects, not pixels," says Northwestern University psychologist Steven L. Franconeri. It does this by grouping areas of the world with similar characteristics, such as color, shape, or motion. The process is so seamless that we feel we're taking it all in simultaneously. But this, says a new study by Franconeri and his colleague Brian R. Levinthal, is "an illusion."...

2011-07-26 00:00:29

Dr. Kellye Knueppel knew that volunteering at the Special Olympics World Summer Games would be a thrill. She also knew it would put her optometric abilities to the test. Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 At the recent Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, Wisconsin optometrist Dr. Kellye Knueppel found herself facing a professional challenge of Olympic proportions. Dr. Knueppel, a developmental optometrist and vision therapy expert at The Vision Therapy Center in...

2011-07-20 14:28:17

Taking a trip down memory lane while you are driving could land you in a roadside ditch, new research indicates. Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that our visual perception can be contaminated by memories of what we have recently seen, impairing our ability to properly understand and act on what we are currently seeing. "This study shows that holding the memory of a visual event in our mind for a short period of time can "Ëœcontaminate' visual perception during the...

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2011-06-03 08:30:00

People who are deaf benefit from better vision due to the fact their retinas develop differently, experts at the University of Sheffield have shown. The research, which was funded by RNID "“ Action on Hearing Loss and published June 1, 2011 in the journal PLoS ONE suggests that the retina of adults who are either born deaf or have an onset of deafness within the very first years of life actually develops differently to hearing adults in order for it to be able to capture more peripheral...

2011-04-20 13:00:00

ATLANTA and HORSHAM, England, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Vision Inc and Specialist Data Solutions Ltd, today announced a multi-million dollar, multi-year relationship to replace and revolutionize National Vision's retail Point of Sale (POS) and Practice Management System (ePMS). National Vision CEO Reade Fahs commented, "National Vision has operated with an In-House Point of Sale system for as long as anyone can remember. With SDS we expect to move light years ahead of...

2011-03-24 17:27:55

The team, working with Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, investigated eye movements in Chinese and British people to further understanding of the brain mechanisms that control them and how they compare between different human populations. They found that a type of eye movement, that is rare in British people, is much more common in Chinese people, suggesting that there could be subtle differences in brain function between different populations. Tests of eye movements can be used to help...

2011-03-17 12:18:41

It is no surprise to scientists that the largest social network on the web is called Facebook. Identifying people by their face is fundamental to our social interactions, one of the primary reasons vision researchers are trying to find out how our brain processes facial identity. In a study recently published in the Journal of Vision, scientists used an original approach "” a method that "shakes" the brain gently and repeatedly by making an image appear and disappear at a constant rate...

2011-03-09 14:48:17

Max Planck scientists show how flexibly the brain processes images Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of. Often images enter our brain without being noticed: visual information is being processed, but does not reach consciousness, that is, we do not have an impression of it. Then, what is the difference between conscious and unconscious perception, and can both forms of perception be changed through practice? These questions are important not only for basic research,...

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2011-03-08 11:58:32

As sight starts to degrade once we reach our mid-teens, it is vital that we maintain habits to keep good eyesight throughout our lives, vision experts say. Maintaining healthy vision is the main theme for the "Young Visionaries" from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Vision Science, the "ËœVision Centre'. As part of Children's Vision Day on March 10, the group of early-career researchers will be joining the national effort to promote good eyesight among Australian school children....