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Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See

By Abby Olena | February 6, 2018

A study of 13 starfish species reveals that even animals that live at depths where sunlight doesn’t reach have functioning eyes.

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Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia

By Ruth Williams | October 18, 2017

People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows.


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Image of the Day: Fly Sight

By The Scientist Staff | September 4, 2017

In the developing Drosophila visual system, signals from glia cultivate the growth of neurons from immature cells.


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USC Professor Fatally Stabbed

By Jef Akst | December 5, 2016

Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.  


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Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory

By Tanya Lewis | July 13, 2016

The first data include real-time neural activity in the visual cortex of mice observing pictures and videos.


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A Spider's Eye View

By Brittany Taylor | April 1, 2015

Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.


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Through a Spider’s Eyes

By Brittany Taylor | April 1, 2015

Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.


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Eye Spies

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2014

An issue highlighting advances in vision research


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Sound and Light Show

By Tracy Vence | October 1, 2014

Sounds trigger a response in the visual cortex that predicts how accurately a person can identify a visual target.

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Doggie Dialogue

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2013

Georgia Tech researchers develop technology that could allow assistance dogs to better communicate with their handlers.


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