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  1. Photonic Crystal Light Collectors In Fish Retina Improve Vision In Turbid Water

    Fish have some of the most amazing retinas in the animal kingdom.  Like other fish species that live in environments with little to no light, the elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) use electrical fields to navigate through dark and murky waters.  However, unlike some of those species, the elephantnose fish has not lost its eyes through evolution […]

    Feb 28, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  2. Makeup Artist Paints Realistic Third Eye, On Her Lips

    Since Webvision is all about eyes, this was a fun image…  Makeup artist Sandra Holmbom is a phenomenal talent, creating impressive illusions with makeup.  This time, she created an eyeball with perspective eyelashes, iris and pupil on her lips.  The effect is a little discomforting, especially with the teeth.  But its fun. Hat tip to […]

    Feb 27, 2013 — Read more 1 Comment
  3. Notable Paper: Paired-Pulse Plasticity In The Strength and Latency of Light-Evoked Lateral Inhibition to Retinal Bipolar Cell Terminals

    I’ve been doing some reading in plasticity recently and found this paper in the Journal of Neuroscience by Evan Vickers, Mean-Hwan Kim, Jozsef Vigh, and Henrique von Gersdorff published last summer that looks at short term plasticity in the Inner Plexiform Layer mediating light adaptation.  Working in goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) retina (an amazing retina), Vickers et. al. […]

    Feb 21, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  4. Interesting: The Spatial Organization Of Cholinergic Mosaics In The Adult Mouse Retina

    This Short Communication published in the European Journal of Neuroscience back in 2000 by Lucia Galli-Resta, Elena Novelli, Maila Volpini and Enrica Strettoi was a paper I did not know existed.  That said, I ran into it the other day looking for some reference material and found it to be quite useful.  This communication represents an analysis of […]

    Feb 13, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  5. Seminar: Jennifer Ichida, Contextual Effect In Primary Visual Cortex: The Role Of The Surround In The Structure And Function Of Receptive Fields

    Jennifer Ichida from the Angelucci laboratory will be delivering a seminar tomorrow, February 12th at 12:00 in the  John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium. Abstract:  Visual perception results from the activity of neuronal networks in the visual cortex.  A major challenge in visual neuroscience is to understand how these networks compute the responses of cortical neurons […]

    Feb 11, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  6. NIH Competition Awards Prizes For Audacious Ideas In Vision Research

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded prizes for audacious ideas in vision research to a number of investigators including our own Dr. Yingbin Fu at the Moran Eye Center. A researcher at the John A. Moran Eye Center has been selected as one of 10 winners by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the […]

    Feb 8, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  7. Normal Explode

    This image for the Art of Vision category was made by James Gilman of the Moran Eye Center is an artistic rendering created from a fundoscopic of a normal human retina and retinal vasculature.  

    Feb 5, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  8. Vogt Koyanagi Harada Syndrome (VKH)

    This imagery is from a patient with Vogt Koyanagi Harada Syndrome (VKH).  VKH is a presumed autoimmune disease that presents with waxing and waning subretinal fluid.  There is chromic uveitis with other neurological and dermatological symptoms.  The precise mechanism of the disease is unknown, though it is thought that the autoimmune involvement of melanocytes in […]

    Feb 2, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  9. February VIG Meeting Announcement

    This is the first Vision Interest Group (VIG) notice here on Webvision.  The VIG is designed as a resource for students and post-docs to present their work/research to their contemporaries and all interested parties who wish to attend and participate. The February VIG at the John A. Moran Eye Center will be held on February […]

    Feb 1, 2013 — Read more No Comments