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  1. Evolution of Sight in the Animal Kingdom

    This amazing video produced by the History Channel, Vision and Evolution of the Eye is well worth 40 minutes of your time.  The evolution of visual systems is something that we here at Webvision are very interested in.  Also note that we have an excellent chapter on the Evolution of Phototransduction, Vertebrate Photoreceptors and Retina by […]

    Jul 17, 2014 — Read more 1 Comment
  2. The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter’s Smile

    “Once her belief was sanctified by science, her sight got better and better…” I first read about blindsight back in high school, reading an essay by Oliver Sacks and was absolutely intrigued by the thought of seeing without sight. Now there is a wonderful vignette on NPR by Lulu Miller that talks about blindsight (be sure to listen to […]

    May 27, 2014 — Read more No Comments
  3. Abstract Human Retina

    This image of ganglion cells, Müller cells and starburst amacrine cells in the human retina is from a patient suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (RP).  This disease this patient suffered from slowly causes people affected with this disease to go blind and is a constant reminder to me of why we engage in our research. For some, this is a pretty, […]

    Oct 17, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  4. Astronaut Chris Hadfield Explains How Sight Changes In Space

    I ran across this interesting vignette from Astronaut Cmdr. Hadfield (his Twitter account here) on how sight changes in space including the flattening of eyeballs, swelling around the optic nerve and the random flashes of light seen by astronauts.

    Jun 14, 2013 — Read more No Comments
  5. Notable Paper: Retinal Remodeling in the Tg P347L Rabbit, a Large-Eye Model of Retinal Degeneration

    This paper is the result of a collaborative effort between Bryan William Jones, Mineo Kondo and Hiroko Terasaki, Carl Watt, Kevin Rapp, James Anderson, Yanhua Lin, Maggie Shaw, Jia-Hui Yang and Robert Marc. This work presents a substantial advance in models of Retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an set of inherited blinding diseases characterized by progressive loss of retinal photoreceptors.  

    Aug 4, 2011 — Read more 1 Comment
  6. Something For The Cortex…

    A focus stacked image of a photo-filled cortical neuron from Alessandra Angelucci’s laboratory.

    May 18, 2011 — Read more No Comments