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Live imaging method brings structural information to mapping of brain function

September 17, 2020

NEI-funded study shows coupling of structure and function at a sub-cellular level in visual areas of the mouse brain

Real neurons are noisy. Can a retinal prosthetic figure that out?

September 16, 2020

The brain’s visual centers must be adept at filtering out noise from retinal cells to get to the true signal, and those filters have to constantly adapt. Prosthetic retinas are going to need this same filtering to succeed, NEI-funded research shows.

LSU Health show nonharmful stress protects against disease in offspring

September 11, 2020

Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute show in a mammalian model the reprogramming of heritability to promote disease resilience in the next generation.

Seeing the eye like never before

September 9, 2020

Scientists at the University of Washington School of Medicine detect minute changes in response to light in photoreceptors in a living eye.

Scientists Identify the Cognitive Limitations that Hamper Our Decision-Making

August 26, 2020

How do we weigh risks? A new study from New York University and Peking University found that our cognitive limitations distort our notions of probability.

Optical illusions explained in a fly’s eyes

August 24, 2020

Why people perceive motion in some static images has mystified not only those who view these optical illusions but neuroscientists who have tried to explain the phenomenon. Now Yale neuroscientists have found some answers in the eyes of flies.

How Do We Prioritize What We See?

August 13, 2020

A new study by a team of neuroscientists has discovered that one specific region, the occipital cortex, plays a causal role in piloting our attention to manage the intake of images.

NIH-funded study identifies stem cells in optic nerve

July 31, 2020

A National Eye Institute-funded study has identified a type of stem cell called a neural progenitor cell, in a region of the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain.

Ultra-low power brain implants find meaningful signal in grey matter noise

July 27, 2020

University of Michigan researchers have dramatically reduced the power requirements of neural interfaces while improving their accuracy—a discovery that could lead to long-lasting brain implants.

Neurons are genetically programmed to have long lives

July 24, 2020

Researchers reveal a mechanism by which long-term survival of neurons is intrinsically programmed during development.