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For Your Eyes Only: Understanding How Sight Evolved
2013-07-29 12:19:33

The ability to look out for predators or see a distant source of water has allowed humans to get where we are today, but how did our sense of vision evolve throughout time?

2013-07-26 18:45:28

The ability to pay attention to relevant information while ignoring distractions is a core brain function.

Starfish Have Primitive Eyes Used To Navigate Their Environment
2013-07-05 09:01:37

A study has shown for the first time that starfish use primitive eyes at the tip of their arms to visually navigate their environment.

2013-06-28 23:03:46

Diopsys VEP technology indicates functional abnormalities in early glaucoma patients where visual field testing fails. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) June 28, 2013

Rat's Move Their Eyes In Opposite Directions When Running For Unique View
2013-05-28 14:17:27

Max Planck Institute (MPG) scientists have found that rats move their eyes in opposite directions in both the horizontal and the vertical plane when running. This gives the rats a unique perspective on the world around them.

2013-05-15 23:34:22

Retina Specialty Institute is proud to welcome Shalesh Kaushal, M.D., Ph.D., to the Institute as a practitioner and researcher. Dr.

Scientists Look At How The Brain Compensates For Speed
2013-05-08 18:47:22

Researchers from the University of California in Berkeley have finally pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for not only seeing fast-moving objects, but responding to them as well.

Playing Tetris To Treat Lazy Eye
2013-04-23 11:52:41

According to new study, the iconic Russian tile-matching game Tetris can also be used to correct the condition known as amblyopia, or lazy eye.

2013-04-22 22:30:54

A contact lens on the bathroom floor, an escaped hamster in the backyard, a car key in a bed of gravel: How are we able to focus so sharply to find that proverbial needle in a haystack?

Challenging The Brain's Visual System In New Environments
2013-04-12 05:12:08

When people escape from the grind of their day-to-day lives and travel to remote, tranquil places, they often claim to “turn off” their brains so that they can soak in the calm, relaxing environment. However, your brain is working just as hard as ever.


Latest Visual system Reference Libraries

Eye
2013-04-30 13:41:59

1. vitreous body 2. ora serrata 3. ciliary muscle 4. ciliary zonules 5. canal of Schlemm 6. pupil 7. anterior chamber 8. cornea 9. iris 10. lens cortex 11. lens nucleus 12. ciliary process 13. conjunctiva 14. inferior oblique muscle 15. inferior rectus muscle 16. medial rectus muscle 17. retinal arteries and veins 18. optic disc 19. dura mater 20. central retinal artery 21. central retinal vein 22. optic nerve 23. vorticose vein 24. bulbar sheath 25. macula 26. fovea 27. sclera 28....

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Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.