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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....

2011-02-18 10:42:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced a generous gift from Mr. Conrad Prebys, a Salk Trustee, to establish the Conrad T. Prebys Endowed Chair in Vision Research for Dr. Tom Albright. As part of their senior scientist endowed chair challenge, Joan and Irwin Jacobs will match the donor's gift with an additional $1,000,000 to establish the donor's named chair at $3,000,000. "This unique gift will help change the...

2011-02-11 13:19:19

Most of us are familiar with the idea of image compression in computers. File extensions like ".jpg" or ".png" signify that millions of pixel values have been compressed into a more efficient format, reducing file size by a factor of 10 or more with little or no apparent change in image quality. The full set of original pixel values would occupy too much space in computer memory and take too long to transmit across networks. The brain is faced with a similar problem. The images captured by...

2011-02-01 00:36:51

For one in four children, the reason why they hate school goes beyond homework and tough math. Surprising vision problems that are often undetected by parents, educators and doctors can cause students to dislike and struggle in school. Brookfield, WI (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 For one in four children, the reason they hate school goes far beyond too much homework and not enough recess. Their dislike for school results in non-stop complaining at home, bad behavior in the classroom, and poor...

2011-01-10 13:57:26

A team of researchers has demonstrated that the brain predicts consequences of our eye movements on what we see next. The findings, which appear in the journal Nature Neuroscience, have implications for understanding human attention and applications to robotics. The study was conducted by researchers at University Paris Descartes, New York University's Department of Psychology, and Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich. Our eyes jump rapidly about three times each second to capture new...


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