A Moment of Science

Posts tagged sight

July 25, 2014

 

A close-up of an insects compound eyes.

Seeing With Insect Eyes

The eyes of insects are very different than those of mammals like humans. Nevertheless, they serve their owners well.

February 25, 2014

 

Confocal micrograph of a blind cavefish embryo

The World Of The Mexican Blind Cavefish

Suppose your ancestors had lived in darkness for almost a million years. This is the world of the Mexican blind cavefish.

May 15, 2013

 

blue eye close up

Change Blindness And The Mysteries Of Vision

Vision may not involve creating an inner model of the world in the brain.

September 20, 2011

 

ears

Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

How tiny stones inside our heads tell us which way is up...

December 17, 2008

 

Green sunfish lying in grass

A Fishy Gaze

Green sunfish can see quite well in water that is thick and murky. How?

January 22, 2007

 

a girl standing with a pink blindfold

Inattentional Blindness

While you may not poor vision, you probably have experienced inattentional blindness.

January 23, 2006

 

cataract_surgery

Cloudy Vision

Thanks in part to the wonders of modern medicine, people are living longer than every before. Living to a ripe old age does have its drawbacks, though.

July 22, 2005

 

Women See More Color

Not only are 8% of men colorblind, but even compared to men who can distinguish between reds and greens, many women may live a more colorful existence. That’s because about 40% of women possess two types of so-called red cones, a key gene involved in enabling one to see the color red. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 20, 2005

 

Old and Senseless

The sad truth about aging, on this Moment of Science.

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from A Moment of Science:

Support for Indiana Public Media Comes From

About A Moment of Science

Search A Moment of Science