Mice without rods and cones were able to use ipRGCs to detect light and possibly form low acuity images.
Adults who played Pokemon video games as children had preferential activation in the visual system for Pokemon character, researchers report. The finding shed light on the development of the visual system and categorization in the brain.
Researchers have successfully recreated the whisker map a mouse creates of its surroundings to help it navigate the world, catch food and avoid predators.
A new study provides insights into how our brain extracts information about our natural surroundings from the light captured by our eyes.
Researchers propose a new theory of what happens in the brain when we experience familiar seeming visual stimuli. The theory, dubbed sensory referenced suppression, suggests the brain understands different levels of activation expected for sensory input and corrects for it, leaving behind the signal for familiarity.
In lower mammals, the iris may sense light and cause the pupils to constrict without involving the brain, a new study reports.