A newly designed bionic eye is safe and stable for long-term implantation, researchers conclude following a three-month study in sheep. The discovery paves the way for human trials of the bionic device.
Findings upend the long-standing belief that blind people lack deep knowledge of visual phenomena.
Researchers report blind people need additional timing cues to accurately judge relative locations of sounds, but those without visual impairments who were blindfolded could judge the relative location of sounds independently from timing cues.
Recent visual neuroscience research provides evidence that blind people process the sense of touch faster than people with normal vision. The research also found that each blind person's tactile perception time was nearly equal to their average speed of their finger moving from one Braille character to the next.
A British woman is able to read the time clearly for the first time in years after receiving a new bionic eye implant.
A new study from Harvard researchers reveals that in primates, the blueprint for adult visual organization is in place a few days after birth and 'fills in' with experience. Researchers believe that, as the organization is present so early on in life, it is likely present before birth as a genetically programmed mechanism, and later modified due to experience.
Researchers report facial recognition varies by where they appear in the visual field, and this variability is reduces through learning familiar faces via social interactions. The study reports repeated social interactions tune visual neurons in the face processing network to enable consistent and rapid rapid recognition of familiar faces.
A new study reports the brain mechanisms of congenitally blind and sighted individuals share common regions when recognizing human hand gestures.
Researchers report the same subset of neurons encode actual and illusory flow motion, supporting the concept Jan Purkinje proposed 150 years ago, that "illusions contain visual truth".