Face masks: why your eyes might be saying more than you realise

Your mouth might be obscured, but science shows you say a huge amount with your eyes.

Nigel Holt, Professor of Psychology, Aberystwyth University • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: neuroscience psychology communication face-masks eyes faces

Awkward glances show your brain can ‘read minds’

"This shows how the brain is specialized not to perceive others' eyes, but rather to perceive the mind behind the eyes."

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Aug. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: brain attention eyes science-and-technology

Special glasses let people with color blindness see more hues

Special filters can help people with color blindness see more color. And those changes remain even after they take the glasses off.

Karen Finney-UC Davis • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision colors eyes featured health-and-medicine glasses

Eye scanner reveals your ‘biological age’

An eye scanner can detect biological aging, rather than your chronological age. It decodes the "record of how a person is aging at the molecular level."

Boston University • futurity
June 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: aging eyes featured health-and-medicine medical-tests imaging-technology

Clear masks for caregivers mean young children can keep learning from adults' faces

With caregivers' faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they'd normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.

Lisa S. Scott, Professor in Psychology, University of Florida • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: children speech child-development babies research face-masks eyes faces teachers eeg brain-development early-learning language-development pre-kindergarten educators policy-makers infants daycare eye-tracking-technology childcare-policy

Are retina layers early warning for Alzheimer’s disease?

Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease retina biomarkers eyes health-and-medicine

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids' eyesight

With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.

Olivia Killeen, Resident Physician in Ophthalmology, University of Michigan • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education health children play coronavirus school vision online-learning social-distancing screen-time eyesight computers myopia outdoors eyes

App snaps a pic of the eyelid to spot anemia

An app in development could help doctors diagnose anemia by using images of a patient's eyelid to get a count of their hemoglobin.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: blood apps hemoglobin eyes algorithms mobile-devices featured health-and-medicine anemia

Increasing screen time during COVID-19 could be harmful to kids' eyesight

With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.

Olivia Killeen, Resident Physician in Ophthalmology, University of Michigan • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: education health children play coronavirus school vision online-learning social-distancing screen-time eyesight computers myopia outdoors eyes

Do contact lenses up your risk of COVID-19?

If we're not supposed to touch our face because of COVID-19, does that mean we should stop using contact lenses and switch to glasses? An expert weighs in.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses eyes health-and-medicine

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