Is adding a new class of cones to the retina sufficient to cure color-blindness?
Can new genetic methods be used to cure color blindness? In this paper in the Journal of Vision, Eli Brenner and Frans Cornelissen used simulations to determine whether replacing cone pigments suffices to cure colour blindness. Find the article [here].
Saccades Follow Perception When Judging Location
Are perceptual decision making and action based on the same or on different neural representations? In this study in iPerception, Funda Yildirim and Frans Cornelissen use a simple and straightforward localization task to show that the neural representations are the same, thereby … Continued
Structural brain MRI studies in eye diseases: are they clinically relevant? A review of current findings.
Do we need to routinely examine the brains of patients with eye diseases? In this paper in Acta Opthalmologica, Doety Prins and colleagues review previous MRI studies that examined patients with eye diseases, to find that a large range of … Continued
Eyes on Emergence: new paper in Journal of Vision
Can your eyes “see” things that you cannot? In this study in the Journal of Vision, Barbara Nordhjem and colleagues use the phenomenon of “emergence” to study eye movements during object recognition. They find, amongst other things, that the eyes were … Continued
10 4-year PhD positions in clinical vision and neuroscience
Within the European Glaucoma Research and Training program (http://www.egret-program.eu/), 10 PhD students will receive training to become the next generation of clinical vision- and neuroscientists, specialized in studying neurodegenerative diseases and glaucoma in particular. Our international team includes academic, health … Continued
Eyes on crowding: new paper in Journal of Vision
In this study in the Journal of Vision, Funda Yildirim and colleagues used eye movements show for the first that crowding similarly affects the accuracy of peripheral recognition and saccadic target localization, thereby confirming earlier model predictions that suggested that … Continued
15 PhD positions in Visual and Computational Neuroscience
The European Marie-Curie training network NextGenVis (“Training the Next Generation of European Visual Neuroscientists”) is a collaboration between 10 European labs and companies in the field of visual and computational neuroscience. We offer 15 (3 year) full-time PhD positions. An … Continued
Organisation of visual cortex from resting state – visuotopic maps
Cortical connective field estimates from resting state fMRI activity Similar organization of visual cortex can be inferred from both retinotopic mapping and resting state data.Nicolás Gravel et. 2014; the full paper can be downloaded at Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Visual Hallucinations and the Curious Absence of Activity in the Primary Visual Cortex
Visual hallucinations are perceptions without a physical stimulus to relate this percept too. It affects millions of people, yet surprisingly little is known about what’s happening in the brain during visual hallucinations. Marouska... READ MORE
The details are in the contrast
There is a need for simpler methods of perimetry – the measurement of retinal sensitivity at different visual field locations. In a recent paper in the journal Vision Research, Anne Vrijling, Minke de... READ MORE
15 PhD positions in Advanced Glaucoma Research in NL/DE/FR/NO
Glaucoma is the most common age-related neurodegenerative eye disease in Western society and one of the four major eye diseases causing blindness. Unfortunately, current treatments can only slow the deterioration but do not... READ MORE
Recently, science journalist Karel Knip of Dutch newspaper NRC handelsblad asked Frans Cornelissen the question of whether objects could appear larger in fog or at dusk than they really are. In his column... READ MORE