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VR could trick stroke victims' brains toward recovery

Researchers at the University of Southern California are examining how virtual reality could promote brain plasticity and recovery.<p>Could virtual reality help stroke survivors regain motor function?<p>That's a question Sook-Lei Liew is looking to answer.<p>Liew, an assistant professor at the University of …

The Brain

2017 Finalists

2017 First prize<br>Hedva Spitzer, Dana Tearosh, Niv Weisman: “Shape from motion only”. School of Electrical Engineering. The Iby and Aladar Fleischman …

University of New South Wales

adidas eyewear and Movistar Team extend sponsorship

After three years of successful cooperation, full of innovation and success including two consecutive UCI WorldTour titles, adidas eyewear and the …

Cycling

Ethiopia | Trachoma

<b>Poor sanitary conditions and lack of healthcare in Ethiopia can lead to trachoma, which is painful and potentially blinding. But more than 6,000</b> …

Transient Smartphone “Blindness”

To the Editor: Transient monocular vision loss is a common clinical presentation, and the cause is not always thromboembolic.1 We present two cases …

Medical Journals

The astonishing vision and focus of Namibia’s nomads

The Himba people of Namibia can see fine details and ignore distraction much better than most other human beings – a finding that may reflect the many ways that modern life is changing our minds and abilities.<p>Nestled in a grassy valley of north-western Namibia, Opuwo may seem like a crumbling relic …

Behavior

Insufficient lighting most common home hazard for glaucoma patients

Individuals with more advanced glaucoma do not adapt their homes for safety, according to a cross-sectional study using data from the ongoing Falls …

New study shows contact lens therapy effective in slowing myopia progression in children - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

• Myopia (nearsightedness) prevalence continues to grow and affect children worldwide<br>• CooperVision reports interim two-year data from its Clinical …

The HOT List: 16 Best Libraries in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of only twenty UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world so it’s fitting that Melburnians love and appreciate their libraries. …

Australia

Amblyopia’s personal story and how the latest research is shaping a path for better results in patient care

It’s especially important to you If you have a child or grandchild diagnosed with it. It’s important to you if you, yourself have grown up with it. …

Three strikes you’re out

<b>By Rhiannon Riches</b> <br>Assistant Editor<p><b>Rail safety workers requiring a clinical assessment of colour vision should be screened using 12 Ishihara plates</b> …

Health & Wellness Simplified | IntroWellness

Sarah Trinajstich, RD, IBCLC - June 20, 2017<p>When your baby is born, their stomach is the smallest it will be for their entire life! In fact, their …

The cost of eye surgery vs vision therapy

Just to give you a heads-up, this post took me a while to write. It brought up a lot of painful childhood memories and I wanted to illustrate not …

Your peripheral vision is not necessarily what you think it is

Most people expect that they can see things with peripheral vision, but a new study demonstrates that we are not seeing what we think we are. The …

Gap in Indigenous blindness halved

<b>(L-R) Mitchell Anjou, RANZCO incoming president Associate Professor Mark Daniell, Genevieve Napper, Patricia Turner, Professor Hugh Taylor and</b> …

It's all in the eyes: Women and men really do see things differently

Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual …

How Your Brain Decides Without You - Issue 42: Fakes

Princeton’s Palmer Field, 1951. An autumn classic matching the unbeaten Tigers, with star tailback Dick Kazmaier—a gifted passer, runner, <i>and</i> punter …

The Brain

2016 Gift List: 105 Optometrist-Approved Children’s Toys

Our annual list of optometrist-approved children’s toys. In 2016 we have 105 gift ideas - including 8 new additions!

Why Crawling Like a Toddler Might Be the Best New Exercise Trend in Ages

Fitness crazes come and go, often involving special equipment and strange diets. But a new approach that’s gaining popularity is something anyone can …

How Many of These 12 Quick Riddles Can YOU Solve?

Advertisement<p><b>You probably (certainly?) won't get the answers to all 12 of these riddles, but take a crack at solving the quick head-scratchers.</b><p>They …

Diabetic Macular Oedema App Page

Electronic tool draws on tracing result

Image: UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science<p><b>By Helen Carter</b> <br>Journalist<p><b>A novel iPad app which electronically records information makes it easier</b> …

Code hidden in Stone Age art may be the root of human writing

When she first saw the necklace, Genevieve von Petzinger feared the trip halfway around the globe to the French village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac had …

Want to Make a Difference in the World? Think Small

Ambition can work against you by leading you to set unrealistic and overwhelming goals. Want to make a difference in the world? Think small. It’s …

Glasses make face recognition tech think you’re Milla Jovovich

Those new glasses make you look completely different – especially to face recognition software.<p>A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University …

Six causes of Dry Eyes [Slideshow]

Slideshow: Six causes of Dry Eyes<p>We created this audible slideshow to present the content from this post: Causes of Dry Eye in a different way. We …

Eye care experts say multiscreen lifestyle raises risk of dry eye disease

Are you more aware of feeling your eyes? The incidence of dry eye disease is increasing, and eye care professionals blame our multiscreen lifestyles, …

Diabetes

Why we show the whites of our eyes

Share selection to:<p>You know things are getting serious when a poker player slides sunglasses on to stop their eyes giving the game away.<p>But if you …