vision

  • How do animals see in the dark?

    How is visual performance in dim light possible?

    How do animals see in the dark? On a moonless night light levels can be more than 100m times dimmer than in bright da...

    Biology December 1, 2021
  • Multifocal lenses may slow myopia

    Researchers try a new approach on young children.

    Multifocal contact lenses usually worn by people over 40 could slow the progression of myopia in children as young as...

    Health August 12, 2020
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    Changing how we view eye conditions

    Virtual reality may be used to treat eye conditions.

    Growing up we were always told too much TV would make our eyes go square. But fast forward a few years and researcher...

    ASC Edits July 20, 2020
  • Did landscapes make land animals smart?

    Navigating survival could have created bigger brains.

    When it comes to superpowers, humans have dreamed up everything from super strength and X-ray vision to body morphing...

    Evolution June 20, 2020
  • Turning skin cells into light-sensing eye cells

    Study offers new path to modelling eye disease.

    US researchers say they have discovered a technique for directly reprogramming skin cells into light-sensing rod phot...

    Biology April 16, 2020
  • You don’t see what I see

    New software provides a different view of life’s colours.

    The image above shows a field of bluebells from the perspective of a bee (left) and human (right). It was created us...

    Animals December 3, 2019
  • Tiny brain, but great vision

    Scientists discover how mantis shrimp make sense of the world.

    The mantis shrimp, a marine crustacean of the order Stomatopoda, is one of the top predators in coral reefs and other...

    Marine life November 26, 2019
  • For fish in blackness, colours abound

    Research reveals previously unknown vision proteins.

    Contrary to expectations, some deep-water fish species see in colour, researchers have discovered. The depths of the...

    Marine life May 9, 2019
  • Gender difference in seeing fast-moving objects suggests autism clue

    Men see high-speed visual stimuli more quickly than women, and no one knows why. Ben Lewis reports.

    When it comes to detecting quickly moving visual objects, men are faster than women, according to research published ...

    Biology August 19, 2018
  • Gallery: Arthropods see things differently

    Beauty and functionality are in the eyes of the beholders.

    The Common Horse Fly (Haematopota pluvialis) Horse flies mainly eat nectar from flowers, but females require a hearty...

    Animals July 25, 2018
  • Through a mouse’s eye

    An injectable mesh can register the nerve impulses inside the eye of a living mouse.

    Scientists have developed an injectable mesh that covers the retina of lab animals, recording the neural activity of ...

    Technology June 28, 2018
  • Stable eyes

    Mantis shrimp have a remarkable visual system.

    Mantis shrimp vision is extraordinary, both in terms of their colour vision and their ability to see the polarisation...

    Marine life May 1, 2018
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