Dr. Jacob Liberman

27 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @DrJacobLiberman | Dr. Jacob Liberman is a pioneer in the fields of light, vision and consciousness, and author of Light: Medicine of the Future, Take Off Your Glasses and See, and Wisdom From an Empty Mind.

Depression

MIT’s Super-Fast Camera Can Capture Light as it Travels

A new camera developed at MIT can photograph a trillion frames per second. Compare that with a traditional movie camera which takes a mere 24. This …

Photography

NASA just saw something come out of a black hole for the first time ever

You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Sleep Better: Tech That Blocks Blue Light

Curling up with your mobile device may not be the best way to drift off into dreamland, but many of us are guilty of it anyway. Despite the fact that …

Gene therapy cures blindness by replacing vision cells in eyes

<i>The rods (yellow) and cones (green) in the retina of a human eye (Image: Steve Gschmeissner/SPL)</i><p>When the owl swooped, the “blind” mice ran away. This …

Overcoming Depression With Help From The Gita

Plenty of research has been done on depression and its dark allies disappointment, despair, dejection and despondence, but here I want to throw light …

Humans can detect a mysterious 'third property of light' - here's how to spot it

You probably know how to see the brightness and colour of light - but did you realise your clever eyeball can see a mysterious third property of …

The Milky Way as seen from different spectrums of light

The range of light that our eyes are able to process is only a narrow sliver of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. This range is called the <b>Visible</b> …

A Treatment in Sight

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a progressive inherited disease of the eye, in which the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells located in the retina …

How good is your colour vision? Take the online test to see

Ever wondered how good your colour vision is? Well wonder no more – as a new free online test will tell you.<p><b>iGame Eye Test</b> measures your ability to …

A Cure For Blindness May Be In Sight Thanks To Vision Cell-Restoring Gene Therapy

Bloodhound supersonic car aiming to break 1000mph passes first test run<p>The more scientists learn about how our genes build our bodies, the better …

The nature of death

I could feel a hesitation when I sat to write about death. In our culture, it is largely taboo to discuss. A subject we don’t like to talk about if …

Biology

UC researchers’ rooster study shining bright light into myopia

13 July 2015: University of Canberra research is shining a bright light into myopia in an effort to determine ways to halt the growing rates of …

How colour perception could unlock consciousness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including everything you need to know about Apple Watch, and why colour could be the key to understanding consciousness.<p>Work | Keynes and hard work<p>JM Keynes was right to predict global prosperity in the 21st Century, wrong to predict that …

Marc Andreessen

Virtual reality gets new depth with Vivid Vision, an application to correct lazy eye

James Blaha spent most of his life with a vision disorder called amblyopia, or lazy eye. Here's how he corrected his own vision with virtual …

Augmented Reality

Night time contact lenses stop children becoming short-sighted

None of the children within the study suffered further change in their vision during the three year trial period<p>Children could be cured of short-sightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night which re-shape their eyes to prevent them ever needing glasses, a study has shown.<p>Trials involving …

Is Your Phone Ruining Your Eyesight?

<b>Co-authored by Erik Liberman</b><p>Have you ever noticed after looking at your PDA for a few minutes that your eyes feel blurry, or you feel disoriented, when looking up? Ever nearly bumped into someone while typing and walking down the street, or worse -- while texting and driving? It's interesting how …

Cardiovascular System

Why Are So Many People Nearsighted?

Researchers may have found the answer that could keep glasses off one-third of the world’s population<p>Myopia, or nearsightedness, is reaching epidemic proportions. In the US, over 40 percent of the population needs glasses; estimates suggest that one-third of the world’s population will be …

Colors help set body’s internal clock

The beautiful color of a sunset might be more than just a pretty picture. It could be a signal to our bodies that it’s time to reset our internal …

Santa Cruz

Light: Medicine of the Future: How We Can Use It to Heal Ourselves NOW

<i>Light: Medicine of the Future</i> challenges the modern myth that the sun is dangerous to our well-being and claims that technological advancements, such …

Playing outside can save your child's eyesight: Not enough time spent outdoors is creating an 'epidemic' of eye conditions

• <b>Rate of short-sightedness among young people has doubled in 50 years</b>• <b><br>This is being blamed in part on a lack of daylight</b>• <b><br>'Not having enough may cause</b> …

Why Too Much Light in the Bedroom Is Bad for Your Heart

I remember a few years ago while I was at the Mayo Clinic as a fellow in training, we had the opportunity to learn from a distinguished world leader …

​Should light bulbs come with health warning labels?

"Ever since we created electric light 125 years ago, we've been living in a perpetual summer," says Fred Maxik, the chief science officer of light …

Sleep