News tagged with vision science
The irony of getting away to a remote place is you usually have to fight traffic to get there. After hours of dodging dangerous drivers, you finally arrive at that quiet mountain retreat, stare at the gentle ...
Neuroscience Apr 11, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (10) | 2 |
Wide-eyed expressions that typically signal fear may enlarge our visual field and mutually enhance others' ability to locate threats, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Doctors may one day treat some forms of blindness by altering the genetic program of the light-sensing cells of the eye, according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine ...
Ophthalmology Jan 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the University of Sydney have thrown new light on the tricks the brain plays as it struggles to make sense of the visual and other sensory signals it constantly receives.
Neuroscience Apr 24, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Research conducted at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, has for the first time, identified the mode of death of cone photoreceptor cells in an animal model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
Ophthalmology Aug 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
University of Kentucky researchers, led by Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, have made an exciting finding in the "dry" form of age-related macular degeneration known as geographic atrophy (GA). GA is an untreatable condition that ...
Medical research Aug 06, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Discovery of ways to optimize light sources for vision could lead to billions of dollars in energy savings
Vision researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute have made a groundbreaking discovery into the optimization of light sources to human vision. By tuning lighting devices to work more efficiently with the human brain the ...
Neuroscience Nov 15, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (8) | 3 |
If your contact lenses are causing you discomfort, simply switching to a different type of contact lens or lens care product may bring improvement, reports a study, " Effect of Lens and Solution Choice on the Comfort of Contact ...
Ophthalmology May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
By middle age, most people have age-related declines in near vision (presbyopia) requiring bifocals or reading glasses. An emerging technique called hyperopic orthokeratology (OK) may provide a new alternative for restoring ...
Ophthalmology Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A possible link between colour vision and the development of myopia - or near-sightedness - has been discovered by an international group, including a researcher from The University of Western Australia.
Ophthalmology Mar 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Statin use, which is substantially higher in patients with type 2 diabetes, correlates with an increased risk of age-related (AR) cataracts, according to a study published in the August issue ...
Diabetes Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Abnormalities of eye movement and fixation may contribute to difficulty in perceiving and recognizing faces among older adults with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), suggests a study "Abnormal Fixation in Individuals with AMD when Viewing an Image of a Face" appearing in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science, officia ...
Ophthalmology Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Parents and babies smile, laugh and coo at each other, but scientists still have a lot of questions about how these interactions help infants develop.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 08, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Surveys regularly reveal that, when asked about their greatest fear, people nominate blindness as one of the two things they dread most (cancer being the other).
Health Apr 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Wolfgang Fink's research into artificial retinas helps restore some sight in blind patients with age-related macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa.
Medical research Jan 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0