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Feature: In Living Colour
Colour perception is more advanced in goldfish than humans, yet researchers have tended to focus on vision in animals similar to us. Justin Marshall says this is “fundamentally stupid” and is setting his sights on a marine creature with 12 different colour receptors.
Browse: Gadget Helps the Vision-Impaired to Read Graphs
Browse: Shrimp Give Focus to Cancer Browse: Blind Beetles Show Signs of Sight
Feature: Out of the Darkness
Researchers find that light therapy and saffron can protect us against the leading stealers of sight.
Browse: Pokies Machine Tests Wallaby Vision
Wallabies with an interest in computer games have revealed intriguing questions about the evolution of marsupial eyesight.
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Feature: Are You Looking at Me?
Is that person wearing the sunglasses looking at you? Or are we programmed to anticipate that we are being watched even when we’re not?
Browse: Mirror-Eyes Reflect Evolution of Vision
A small tropical fish uses mirror-eyes on the side of its head to help see its prey in the darkness of the deep sea habitat, according to research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Browse: Hybrid Corn Slows Macular Degeneration
A deep gold breed of corn will offer protection against age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in Australia.
Browse: Viagra Could Harm Vision
Feature: Don’t Always Trust What You See
Recent behavioural tests reveal that patterns we can’t even discern can deceive us into seeing things differently from how they really are.
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Feature: Cheerleaders Make Fools of Our First Impressions
The “cheerleader effect” ­– the observation that people appear more attractive when they are in a group – reveals some quirks about how the brain processes complicated visual information.
Browse: Infrared Protects Eyes
A dose of near infrared light can protect the eyes of people exposed to bright light of shorter wavelengths.
Browse: Bigger brains could help us see better
Bigger brain areas could have evolved to help us perceive more, and more accurately, according to a new study published by scientists at the University of Bath.
Browse: Reef Fish Talk in UV Browse: Crocodile Eyes Are Designed for Ambush Attacks
Browse: Viewing the Adelaide Ashes test through rose-tinted glasses Online Feature: In the eye of a chicken, a new state of matter comes into view
The unusual arrangement of cells in a chicken's eye constitutes the first known biological occurrence of a potentially new state of matter.