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  1. Touchable Memories

    “If you were blind, how would you “see” a photo?” This is another area where 3D printing can revolutionize people’s lives.  Making 3D prints from photographs enables physical representation of imagery.  The Singapore based company that is doing this social experiment is called called Pirate3D with easy to use 3D printers.  The director of this film […]

    Nov 30, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  2. Evolution Of The Avian Visual System

    There is a great online chapter covering the Evolution of the Avian Visual System by Scott Husband and Toru Shimizu covering everything from brain evolution in dinosaurs to retinal structure and post retinal pathways. Also, if evolution of visual systems interests you, don’t forget to read the Webvision chapter Evolution of Phototransduction, Vertebrate photoreceptors and Retina by Trevor […]

    Nov 26, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  3. Editorial: Death By 1000 Cuts

    There is an excellent editorial, Death by a Thousand Cuts by the former head of FASEB, William T. Talman on the research budget cuts in science.  It is well worth your time to read it, consider its content and share with people you know.  

    Nov 14, 2014 — Read more 1 Comment
  4. Upcoming VIG seminar: November 20th @ NOON

    There is an upcoming Vision Interest Group featuring Kevin Breen from the Vetter lab and Crystal Sigulinsky from the Marc Lab.  Will be held on November 20th at noon in the west John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium.

    Nov 10, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  5. Call For Proposals, Vision Art Exhibit

    The Moran Eye Center is issuing a call for proposals for two different art exhibits related to vision that we are curating: a permanent collection which will be housed in the new Mid-Valley Health Center and an exhibit that will be held at Art Access Gallery from April 17 – May 8th, 2015. The deadline for […]

    Nov 2, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  6. Hubel and Wiesel & the Neural Basis of Visual Perception

    The Knowing Neurons blog has a wonderful post on two of the pioneers of neuroscience, David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel with a little video of neurons from the visual cortex playing while being stimulated and another video of Hubel and Wiesel describing their cat experiment.  Its well worth a few minutes of your time.   […]

    Nov 1, 2014 — Read more No Comments