Neuroscience

Studying insight

The Computer Science and Engineering Research Team at the Toyohashi University of Technology have taken pupil measurements of subjects who feel inspired by an object. The pupil dilates and narrows to adjust the amount of ...

Neuroscience

Uncomfortable sight from an ancient reflex of the eye

The eyes are for seeing, but they have other important biological functions, including automatic visual reflexes that go on without awareness. The reflexive system of the human eye also produces a conscious, visual experience, ...

Health

Pollen may impair pupils' performance

Spring is exam time – and pollen season. It's also a bad combination for pupils suffering from pollen allergies, or hay fever.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Eye dilation sex specific but not sexually explicit, study finds

People's eyes dilate when they are looking at people they find sexually appealing—but new research from the University of Kent suggests that their response does not depend on whether the person being viewed is naked or ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you listening? Your pupils indicate if you are

A new Dartmouth study finds that listeners are most likely to tune in when a speaker delivers the most emotional peaks of his/her narrative, as revealed by synchronous pupil dilation patterns of speakers and listeners due ...

Neuroscience

Pupillary response signals uncertainty during decision-making

Whether it involves stopping at a traffic light or diving into freezing water to save someone from drowning: many of our everyday problems require snap decisions in the face of uncertainty. When making decisions, it has been ...

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