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Study Traces a Neural Circuit Behind Green Light–Mediated Pain Relief
A mouse study concludes color-detecting cones in the eye and a subset of neurons in the brain’s thalamus are why green light exposure has an analgesic effect.
Study Traces a Neural Circuit Behind Green Light–Mediated Pain Relief
Study Traces a Neural Circuit Behind Green Light–Mediated Pain Relief

A mouse study concludes color-detecting cones in the eye and a subset of neurons in the brain’s thalamus are why green light exposure has an analgesic effect.

A mouse study concludes color-detecting cones in the eye and a subset of neurons in the brain’s thalamus are why green light exposure has an analgesic effect.

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Cones Derived from Human Stem Cells Help Mice See: Study
Marcus A. Banks | Apr 23, 2021 | 3 min read
Researchers insert functioning cone photoreceptors into the retinas of mice with advanced eye disease, improving their vision.
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018 | 3 min read
Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.
The Colorful World of Spiders
Amanda B. Keener | May 19, 2015 | 1 min read
Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.
The Eye
The Scientist | Oct 1, 2014 | 1 min read
An overview of visual processing
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Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2014 | 3 min read
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Speaking of Vision Science
The Scientist | Oct 1, 2014 | 2 min read
October 2014's selection of notable quotes
Guiding Light
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014 | 2 min read
Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.
The Rainbow Connection
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014 | 10+ min read
Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.
Inside the Color Lab
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2014 | 1 min read
Meet the University of Washington's Jay Neitz, who studies the evolution of color vision.
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Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2014 | 1 min read
A crustacean’s eyes are tuned to ultraviolet frequencies with the help of a biological sunblock molecule.
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