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Posts tagged vision

May 6, 2011

 

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3D: Harmful To The Eyes?

3D TV and movies seem to be all the rage but are they harmful to eyes?

November 12, 2010

 

Corner of a room

Visual Systems, Binocular Vision, And Wall Color

Why does the corner of the room, where two walls and the ceiling meet seem to show two different wall colors?

May 27, 2010

 

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Debunking Common Eye Myths

When it comes to common eye myths, what is true and what is false?

March 15, 2010

 

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What Is Saccade?

Look in the mirror... do you see your eyes move? Learn about saccade.

February 4, 2010

 

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Cats And Colors

Have you ever wondered why your cat cannot see color?

January 26, 2009

 

Baby scops owl with head turned

Staring Eyes and Swiveling Necks

Owls use their giant, staring eyes and that amazingly swivel-prone neck as part of an overall system for catching prey.

January 20, 2009

 

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You Can’t Eat What You Can’t See

One of the most impressive feats of muscular coordination in nature is the very common instance of a frog darting out its tongue in order to catch a fly.

September 25, 2008

 

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How Do Robins And Other Birds Find Worms?

The early bird catches the worm. But, how do Robins find worms?

November 19, 2007

 

Girl reading with stack of books

Myopia and Reading

You may have heard that reading a lot causes near-sightedness, but is there any truth to this rumor? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 9, 2007

 

Goldfinch Fly-By

Flicker Fusion Frequency

Have you ever seen one bird chasing another through the air at breakneck speed, and wondered how it keeps from colliding with branches?

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