vision
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.
Bionic Eye Success
Bionic Eye Success
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2015
An 80-year-old man with age-related vision loss receives a retinal implant that allows him to see basic shapes.
Tasty Visuals
Tasty Visuals
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2015
A newly approved visual aid translates the appearance of objects to electrical stimulation on the tongue.
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015
Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.
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.
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.
Stimulating Neurons with Light and Gold
Stimulating Neurons with Light and Gold
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2015
Researchers develop a technique to trigger neural activity in culture using light to heat gold nanoparticles.
Seeing Red
Seeing Red
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2015
Scientists attempt to work out how humans are able to see in the infrared.
From the Feature Well
From the Feature Well
Jef Akst | Dec 30, 2014
A review of The Scientist’s 2014 special issues, highlighting trending areas of research across the life sciences
Retinal Film Detects Light
Retinal Film Detects Light
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2014
A new light-sensitive nanotube-based film could pave the way to more flexible and durable retinal implants.