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The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 21, 2017
Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object.
Image of the Day: Fountain of Youth
Staff | Aug 14, 2017
Neural plasticity wanes with age, but increasing the protein Arc—abundant earlier in life—in the visual cortex of mice can fend off this decline.
Upgraded Photoswitch for Vision Repair
Jef Akst | Apr 13, 2017
Researchers improve on a technique to use a light-stimulated small molecule to confer longer-term photosensitivity to the retinal cells of blind mice.
Image of the Day: Tail Eyes
Staff | Apr 2, 2017
Following treatment with a migraine drug, blind tadpoles were able to process visual information through eyes transplanted onto their tails.
Newton’s Color Theory, ca. 1665
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 28, 2017
Newton’s rainbow forms the familiar ROYGBIV because he thought the range of visible colors should be analogous to the seven-note musical scale.
How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 5, 2017
A visual motion-sensing brain region found in all four-limbed vertebrates displays unique properties in Anna’s hummingbirds.
USC Professor Fatally Stabbed
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2016
Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.
Orchid Bees Use Simple Eyes to Detect Polarized Light
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2016
The second visual field may aid in navigation.
Image of the Day: Golden Eyes
Staff | Aug 19, 2016
Compound eyes provide insects such as this robber fly with large fields of vision.
Fish Size, Vision Skills Explained
Kerry Grens | Nov 5, 2015
Scientists describe molecular underpinnings of salmon size and of fishes’ ability to navigate murky environments in separate studies.