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Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.

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The Colorful World of Spiders

By Amanda B. Keener | May 19, 2015

Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.

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The Eye

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2014

An overview of visual processing

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Eye Spies

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2014

An issue highlighting advances in vision research

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Guiding Light

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.

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Inside the Color Lab

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2014

Meet the University of Washington's Jay Neitz, who studies the evolution of color vision.

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Speaking of Vision Science

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2014

October 2014's selection of notable quotes

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The Rainbow Connection

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2014

Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.

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The Mantis Shrimp’s UV View

By Bob Grant | July 7, 2014

A crustacean’s eyes are tuned to ultraviolet frequencies with the help of a biological sunblock molecule.

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