visual system, disease & medicine
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Doggie Dialogue
Doggie Dialogue
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2013
Georgia Tech researchers develop technology that could allow assistance dogs to better communicate with their handlers.
Nobel Laureate Dies
Nobel Laureate Dies
Abby Olena | Sep 26, 2013
David Hubel, who helped revolutionize the understanding of visual information processing, has passed away at age 87.
Object Recognition Requires Stability
Object Recognition Requires Stability
Chris Palmer | Jul 3, 2013
Neuroscientists’ discover a difference in the way the visual system processes simple and complex objects.
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Ed Yong | Jan 31, 2013
Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.
Size Does Matter
Hayley Dunning | Jun 22, 2012
Researchers have discovered how the brain broadly characterizes objects by size, revealing a fundamental insight into how we interact with the world.
The Complex Tissue Shop
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 7, 2011
Over the past decade, researchers at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have generated complex tissues, including mouse retinas and Purkinje cells (a type of neuron) that integrated appropriately into the mouse fetal brain.
Latitude Affects Human Eye Size
Jef Akst | Jul 27, 2011
People living near the Earth’s poles, where days are often short and light often low, have larger eyes and visual cortices than those closer to the equator.
Foresight
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2011
Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.