Neuroscience

We need to fine-tune our 'maps' of the visual cortex, study shows

Monkey brain scans have revealed new information about the brain structure that processes visual information. The findings were recently presented in PNAS by neurophysiologists Qi Qhu (KU Leuven) and Wim Vanduffel (KU Leuven/ ...

Ophthalmology

Everyone has different 'bad spots' in their vision

The ability to distinguish objects in peripheral vision varies significantly between individuals, finds new research from UCL, Paris Descartes University and Dartmouth College, USA. For example, some people are better at ...

Ophthalmology

Major increase in U.S. glaucoma cases expected by 2030

(HealthDay)—Glaucoma affects more than three million Americans, but that number is expected to surge to more than four million by 2030, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Illusion reveals that the brain fills in peripheral vision

What we see in the periphery, just outside the direct focus of the eye, may sometimes be a visual illusion, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...

Neuroscience

Brain training video games help low-vision kids see better

A new study by vision scientists at the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University found that children with poor vision see vast improvement in their peripheral vision after only eight hours of training via kid-friendly ...

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