Can you see it all at once?

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Some people have trouble seeing multiple things at once and discovering relations between items in a scene. This is simultanagnosia. It can occur in patients with acquired brain injury. In the journal “Applied Neuropsychology: Adult”, Stefanie de Vries and colleagues … Continued

To train or not to train?

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Visual restitution training may improve the vision of people with hemianopia, yet not all patients benefit equally from this long and exhaustive procedure. Would it not be great if we could predict who will benefit and who will not? In … Continued

Tiny is beautiful!

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Assessing population receptive field (pRF) properties is fundamental to understanding the neural basis of human sensory and cognitive behaviour. However, current approaches require making numerous a priori assumptions which is undesirable. In a recent paper in the journal “Neuroimage” Joana … Continued

Connecting the dots

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When studying the plasticity of the human visual brain, neuroscientists have always emphasized the study of the receptive field properties of neurons. In a review and opinion paper in the journal “Neural Plasticity”, Joana Carvalho and co-authors argue there are … Continued

Sights unseen

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Visual hallucinations are perceptions without a physical stimulus to relate the percept too. People who suffer from psychosis often experience visual hallucinations, but the properties of these hallucinations are not well known yet. Marouska van Ommen and co-authors published a … Continued

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Congratulations, dr. Rijul

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This afternoon in Delhi, morning in Groningen, Rijul Saurabh Soans defended his PhD thesis “Effective and intuitive tools for ophthalmic disorders” during an on-line defense hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.... READ MORE

Congratulations, dr. Hinke!

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On July 6th, Hinke Halbertsma defended her PhD thesis entitled “Towards the right way of seeing what is left in Homonymous Hemianopia”. In her thesis, she describes a number of studies on structural... READ MORE

OptiVisT Workshop in Groningen

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From June 20 until June 24th 2022, our EU program OptiVisT will hold its first in-person workshop in Groningen. We’re looking forward to the presentations of our early stage researchers, as well as... READ MORE

EU training program EGRET-AAA awarded

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The European Union has awarded our EU training program EGRET-AAA. The latter stands for European Glaucoma REsearch Training program for Accelerating the Approach to Advanced Glaucoma. EGRET-AAA will produce innovative treatments to protect and restore vision in patients with... READ MORE