photoreceptors
The Colorful World of Spiders
The Colorful World of Spiders
Amanda B. Keener | May 19, 2015
Specialized filters allow jumping spiders to see more colors than scientists previously thought.
The Eye
The Eye
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
An overview of visual processing
An Eye for Detail
An Eye for Detail
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2014
Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.
Cone Cell Correctors
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.
Guiding Light
Guiding Light
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.
The Mantis Shrimp’s UV View
The Mantis Shrimp’s UV View
Bob Grant | Jul 7, 2014
A crustacean’s eyes are tuned to ultraviolet frequencies with the help of a biological sunblock molecule.
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 10, 2014
From human induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers grow 3-D retinal tissue that can sense light.