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October 20, 2016


A blue background. A woman in the center of the photograph. Most of her is obscured because of a yellow-orange glow caused by a light leakage.


If you look at a bright lamp and then close your eyes, why can you still see the light?

July 20, 2016


Woman rubbing her eyes

The Amazing Flash Illusion

If you've ever rubbed your eyes and seen faint sparkles of light, you have demonstrated a surprising fact of sensory physiology.

May 24, 2016


child's eyes

Evolving Better Eyes

A small crustacean called Daphnia provides evidence that larger eye size yields a reproductive advantage.

April 27, 2016


starry sky captured in long-exposure

Autokinetic Effect

Eye movements can cause you to mistakenly perceive isolated objects as moving.

February 23, 2016


dilated eye, up close

It’s All in the Eyes

Researchers discover the link between pupil size and the brain's flow state.

December 16, 2015


Sleep collage

Darting Eyes & REM Sleep

REM sleep studies suggest that we "see" during our dream state.

October 8, 2015


dung beetle in black in white

The Eye of the Dung Beetle

Dung beetles use moonlight's polarization to guide its dung hunts.

July 14, 2015


contact lens

Making Contact 

Contact lenses bring objects into closer and clearer focus than glasses.

February 24, 2015


mother and baby stare into each others' eyes

Infants Get Cues From Adult Eyes

Parents' line of vision is eye-catching to infants.

June 27, 2014


Several scallop shells lined up on a beach

Eyes With Mirrors

In the animal kingdom, not all eyes are created equal.

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