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Body Perception Differs in Children and Adults

Children’s sense of having and owning a body differs from that of adults, indicating that our sense of physical self develops over time, according...

How rats see things

Sight is such a spontaneous activity that we are unaware of the complexity of the brain mechanisms it implies. For instance, we easily recognize...

Nighttime OK contact lens can reshape eye, restore near vision

By middle age, most people have age-related declines in near vision (presbyopia) requiring bifocals or reading glasses. An emerging technique called hyperopic orthokeratology (OK) may...

Sound and vision work hand in hand

Our senses of sight and hearing work closely together, perhaps more than people realize, a new UCLA psychology study shows. "If we think of the perceptual system as a democracy where each sense is like a person casting a vote and all votes are count...

Perceptual training improves vision of the elderly

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Elderly adults can improve their vision with perceptual training, according to a study from the University of California, Riverside and Boston University that has implications for the health and mobility of senior citizens. T...

Potential drug therapy for diabetic retinopathy under study

One drug's startling ability to restore retinal health in the eyes of diabetic mice has researchers wanting to learn more about how it works and whether it might do the same for people. "We want to know if this drug has the potential to block ...

Multifocal contact lenses may reduce vision for night driving

A new study suggests that older adults who wear multifocal contact lenses to correct problems with near vision, a very common condition that increases with age, may have greater difficulty driving at night than their counterparts who wear glasses. A...

The zebrafish’s neural circuit prevents it from biting off more than...

Between alerting us to danger and allowing us to spot prey, vision keeps many animals, including humans, alive. But exactly how does this important sense work, and why is it easier for us to spot movement of small objects in our field of vision,...

Cataract surgery saves lives, dollars by reducing auto crashes

CHICAGO -- Cataract surgery not only improves vision and quality of life for older people, but is also apparently a way to reduce the number of car crashes. The research will be presented today's at the Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academ...

Research discovers how the deaf have super vision

Deaf or blind people often report enhanced abilities in their remaining senses, but up until now, no one has explained how and why that could be. Researchers at The University of Western Ontario, led by Stephen Lomber of The Centre for Brain an...

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