eye, disease & medicine
Pupil Alignment of Predators and Prey
Pupil Alignment of Predators and Prey
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 11, 2015
Ambush predators are more likely to have vertical slit pupils, while foraging animals tend to have horizontal ones, a study shows.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
A Spider's Eye View
A Spider's Eye View
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.
Eyelash Defenders
Eyelash Defenders
Jenny Rood | Feb 25, 2015
Mammalian eyelashes are the optimal length for protecting eyes from dust and drying out, a study suggests.
The Eye
The Eye
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
An overview of visual processing
The Bionic Eye
The Bionic Eye
Various Researchers | Oct 1, 2014
Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.
Let There Be Sight
Let There Be Sight
Various Researchers | Oct 1, 2014
Hear from Diane Ashworth, one of the world’s first recipients of a bionic eye implant.
Giving the Gift of Sight
Giving the Gift of Sight
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
See global ophthalmologist Geoff Tabin describe his experiences performing cataract surgeries in Nepal and Africa.
A Visionary’s Poor Vision, 1685
A Visionary’s Poor Vision, 1685
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
William Briggs’s theory of optic nerve architecture was unusual and incorrect, but years later it led to Isaac Newton’s explanation of binocular vision.