Our brain, art and visual illusions

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On June 17th, Hinke Halbertsma gave a presentation at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden about the visual system, and how illusions can be a powerful source for understanding it. Furthermore, she addressed how artists use this information by making paintings … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Nicolas Gravel!

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Congratulations to Nicolas Gravel for successfully defending his PhD thesis entitled ‘The Neuroanatomical Organization of Intrinsic Brain Activity Measured by fMRI in the Human Visual Cortex‘. Nicolas defended his thesis on the 18th of April 2018 and aims to continue his … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Sandra Hanekamp!

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Congratulations to Sandra Hanekamp for successfully completing her PhD thesis titled ‘Glaucoma: an eye or a brain disease’. Sandra defended her thesis on the 9th of October and is now going to be a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard University in Boston to study … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Aave Hannus!

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Congratulations to Aave Hannus for successfully completing her PhD thesis titled ‘Competition for feature selection: Action-related and stimulus-driven competitive biases in visual search’. Aave defended her thesis on the 21st of September 2017 and will continue to combine her position as … Continued

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Keeping an eye out on the visual field

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Perimetry, – the measurement of retinal sensitivity at different visual field locations–is an essential and often used procedure in ophthalmology. The most common technique for this is Standard Automated Perimetry. For various reasons,... READ MORE

As time goes by …..

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How does the brain of patients with the ophthalmic disease glaucoma change over time? In a paper published in “Frontiers in Human Neuroscience”, Shereif Haykal and co-authors show that over a period of... READ MORE

Promise project nominated

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The Promise project, a collaboration of UMCG’s LEO, Royal Dutch Visio, the RUG, and Reperio has been nominated for the Health Valley Bridge price. The price highlights projects that use technology to ensure... READ MORE