Neuroscience

Dataset bridges human vision and machine learning

Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists say a new dataset of unprecedented size—comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images—will help researchers better understand how the brain processes ...

Medical research

Experimental drug delivers one-two punch to vision loss

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.

Genetics

300 blind mice uncover genetic causes of eye disease

Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains. Many of these genes are likely important in human vision and the results could help identify new causes ...

Neuroscience

Unique patient offers insights into the brain's quest to see

When light streams through her window in just the right way, Milena Canning will sometimes stoop to pick up a shiny coin she has noticed on the wooden floor of her Glasgow-area home. But her hand comes up empty – the 'coin' ...

Genetics

Aqueous humor, microRNAs and glaucoma

Glaucoma—the leading cause of vision loss worldwide—includes a heterogeneous group of disorders. Primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and exfoliation glaucoma (XFG) are linked to decreased outflow of aqueous humor, which ...

Neuroscience

Researchers measure the basis of color vision

Dr. Wolf M. Harmening from University Eye Hospital Bonn, together with American colleagues, studied color vision by probing individual sensory cells - photoreceptors - in the human eye. The results confirm that the photoreceptor ...

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