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Study calls into question the use of current machine learning technologies in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligent life.
The gene Elovl2 appears to play a significant role in age-associated functional and anatomical aging in mouse retinas. The finding has direct implications for age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. When the expression of the gene was boosted, age-related visual function improved.
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Researchers have identified a circuit in the brains of fruit flies, which enables them to see in color. The network is similar to that which allows human color vision. The findings could help in the development of AI technologies.
Light sensitive cells in the fetal retina communicate as part of an interconnected network, giving the retina more light sensitivity during development that previously believed.
Crashes in visual processing occur when neurons processing one image are tasked with processing another too quickly. This results in either one or both images being unable to reach our conscious awareness.
The human brain can desensitize background motion and focus on smaller moving objects in the foreground as a result of activity in the middle temporal visual area. However, our ability to pick out smaller objects changes over time. Younger people are better at picking out foreground objects moving, while those over 65 have heightened awareness of objects moving in the background.
A newly designed set of 'smart glasses' could help to correct the vision of millions of people with age-related presbyopia. The autofocals work much like the eyes and include eye tracking sensors which enable to triangulate where a person is looking and determine the precise distance of the object.
Peripheral awareness is improved significantly by playing video games designed around peripheral vision.