Nope, you don’t see the world objectively

You can't separate your subjective experience of an object from the way you perceive it, a study finds. That means we don't see objects as they really are.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision brains science-and-technology shapes perception

Nope, you don’t see the world objectively

You can't separate your subjective experience of an object from the way you perceive it, a study finds. That means we don't see objects as they really are.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
June 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision brains science-and-technology shapes perception

Speedy action can save vision after an occipital stroke

"For the first time, we can now conclusively say that just as for sensorimotor stroke, 'time is vision' after an occipital stroke."

Lindsey Valich-Rochester • futurity
May 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision brains featured health-and-medicine strokes

Traits we can’t see can help us find stuff in clutter

New research shows that our minds focus on physical traits of an object that we can't even see while we search for it and discards traits that don't match.

Jill Rosen-Johns Hopkins • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: physics attention vision science-and-technology perception

Proteins key to vision are also taste receptors in flies

Multiple opsin proteins, known for decades to be required for vision, also function as taste receptors, new research with fruit flies finds.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision senses taste proteins science-and-technology

Baby brains are hardwired to see faces within days of birth

As young as six days old, a baby's brain appears hardwired for seeing faces and places, according to fMRI scans of newborns.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
March 3, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: vision brains babies faces science-and-technology

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 • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: vision movement eyes featured science-and-technology

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 • futurity
Jan. 20, 2020 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: food retina vision health-and-medicine

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 • futurity
Nov. 27, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: internet blindness vision society-and-culture humor

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