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Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

Why can we see moving objects against their backgrounds?

July 2, 2019

New research from Rochester scientists explores why human beings are good at discerning moving objects and how we can train our brains to be better at this as we age.

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Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

Brain stimulation speeds up visual learning in healthy adults, helps patients re-learn how to see

May 28, 2019

One particular type of brain stimulation enhances the brain’s ability to process visual information, and may aid in faster vision recovery after a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

Professor studies complex brain networks involved in vision

March 12, 2018

Farran Briggs, a new associate professor of neuroscience and of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester, studies how attention affects the brain’s ability to process visual information.

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Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

Quadcast: Rebooting the brain for better vision after a stroke

September 14, 2017

Krystel Huxlin has developed rigorous visual training that can restore some of the basic vision lost to traumatic brain injury, stroke, or a tumor. Here Huxlin discusses how this therapy teaches undamaged parts of the brain to take over.

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Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

Researchers explore regeneration in critical layer of cornea

December 9, 2016

A team of University researchers is exploring the possibility that stem cells on the outer edges of the cornea, given the right stimulation, can replace damaged cells. The work raises the possibility of restoring vision without the need for cornea transplants.

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UR scientist named Beckman-Argyros Award recipient

UR scientist named Beckman-Argyros Award recipient

August 13, 2015

University of Rochester scientist David Williams has been named the 2015 recipient of the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research.

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David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award in vision research

David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award in vision research

August 13, 2015

Professor David Williams, an expert on human vision, pioneered the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications.

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WATCH: The optical illusion that makes it so hard to hit a curveball

WATCH: The optical illusion that makes it so hard to hit a curveball

June 24, 2015

This video, which was put together by a group of University of Rochester researchers, demonstrates a phenomenon known as the “curveball illusion,” which basically tricks hitters into thinking a curveball is dropping quicker than it is.

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Watch: The optical illusion that makes it so hard to hit a curveball

Watch: The optical illusion that makes it so hard to hit a curveball

June 23, 2015

In baseball, the curveball is a monumentally difficult pitch to hit. It turns out there’s a very good scientific reason why. In a recent paper, a group of University of Rochester cognitive scientists conducted some tests to propose a new model of how the human brain uses motion to estimate the location of an object — and explain why it can sometimes be tricked.

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How understanding GPS can help you hit a curveball

How understanding GPS can help you hit a curveball

June 22, 2015

Our brains track moving objects by applying one of the algorithms your phone’s GPS uses, according to researchers at the University of Rochester. This same algorithm also explains why we are fooled by several motion-related optical illusions, including the sudden “break” of baseball’s well known “curveball illusion.”

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