Tiny eye motions let you spot stuff at a distance

New research finds that eye movements, ones so small you're not even aware of them, play a large part in seeing at a distance, what's also called visual acuity.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | Feb. 13, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: featured science-and-technology eyes movement vision

Rewards improve visual learning, but only after sleep

Rewards can boost visual perceptual learning tasks but only after getting some quality shut-eye, new research shows.

Brown University | Jan. 20, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains learning rewards sleep vision

Poor diet may take a toll on central vision later

A diet high in red meat and fried food, can affect your central vision, and could take away your ability to do all sorts of common daily activities.

David Hill-Buffalo | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine food retina vision

Tech makes memes more accessible for people with visual impairments

"Memes may not seem like the most important problem, but a vital part of accessibility is not choosing for people what deserves their attention."

Virginia Alvino Young-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 27, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture blindness humor internet vision

Fetuses can detect light earlier than we thought

The developing eyes of a fetus can detect light far earlier than previously thought, according to new research.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology eyes fetus pregnancy vision

Blood test could detect melanoma of the eye

A simple blood test could offer a way to monitor very early signs of melanoma of the eye, researchers say.

U. Queensland | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine biomarkers blood-tests cancer eyes melanoma vision

Deaf babies with Deaf parents have serious gaze skills

"Informal observations of Deaf infants interacting with their Deaf parents have suggested that these infants possess keen control over their eye-gaze behavior."

Kim Eckart-Washington | Oct. 16, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology babies deafness families hearing learning parents sign-language vision

1st 2016 presidential debate left women sad and men angry

Facial recognition technology sheds light the emotional reactions of men and women during first presidential debate in 2016.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Oct. 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions faces gender politics presidential-elections television

AI could give eye charts a personalized overhaul

Artificial intelligence could personalize eye exams to each patient, making standard eye charts a thing of the past.

James Devitt-NYU | Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine artificial-intelligence eyes medical-tests vision

Atlas of retina genes could help prevent blindness

A gene atlas for the human retina could help researchers learn more about eye diseases and help treat or prevent blindness.

U. Melbourne | Aug. 27, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blindness eyes genes maps retina vision

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