Scientists have good news for the gaming community: kid-friendly video games can improve vision among children. In a study by researchers from the University of Rochester and Vanderbilt University, have discovered that children with less than ideal vision gain much improvement in their peripheral vision after a mere eight hours of training through such video games.
Audubon's recent "BirdNote" podcast explains the peculiar head movements of owls. No, it's not just to creep out humans. There's a good reason for all that staring, twisting and bobbing.
Praying mantises fitted with blue and green miniature glasses prove the insects use 3D vision to hunt. This could help scientists better understand how vision evolved in humans, and ultimately improve visual perception in robots.
While scientists previously thought full stereo vision in primates only registered visual messages from one eye, a new study revealed “two-eye” cells that respond to inputs from both eyes, like "rat vision."
To adapt to changing environments, fish have evolved with an enzyme researchers refer to as Cyp27c1, which is closely linked to vitamin A and known to promote good vision in low light.
New research on the Sunburst Diving Beetles' complex vision system is shedding light on eye morphology that may have implications outside of invertebrate physiology.
Plants and animals alter their behaviors based on the seasons. Humans, it turns out, are no different. Here are just a few ways we change with the season.
A recent study is shedding light on the reason nearsightedness has become so widespread among young adults. Hint: It has to do with modern living.
Hawkmoths have the tough task of hovering mid-air to obtain their favorite flower nectar, even in the dark, but new fascinating research shows that these insects can slow down their brains for better night vision - while continuing to perform demanding tasks.
Color blindness affects a significant portion of the population, most notably men. And now, new research has identified a new gene mutation that could possibly cause this condition.
Researchers have long known that many mutations in visual pigments, spread out over millions of years, were required for humans to be able to see the colorful world that we can today. Now, in a new study, one team of scientists has finally painted the complete picture to see exactly how human color vision evolved.
Researchers have successfully crafted a functioning human retina using human stem cells. This lab-made retina is miniature compared to the real thing, but the researchers claim it can sense light much like its natural counter-parts, according to a recent study.
New research has revealed that the portion of the human brain that is responsible for processing information from the eyes also helps process sound information to create visual imagery.
Roger Pontz of Michigan can now see again after years of almost complete blindness thanks to his new "bionic eye," according to a report by The Associated Press.