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February 6, 2019

Computer components designed to recognize images behave surprisingly like neurons in the brain, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine report.

eye exam
August 8, 2018

Dr. Cecilia Lee, assistant professor of opthalmology with the University of Washington School of Medicine, is lead author of a study published Aug.

March 31, 2018

A UW Medicine research effort to design therapeutic glasses that children can wear to try to prevent myopia is reported in this month's

March 16, 2018

Mark Bathum has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. “I look at the world it's as though I'm seeing through toilet paper tubes,” he said during a medical checkup at UW Medicine before heading to South Korea to participate in the Par

September 19, 2017

How does a driver’s brain realize that a stop sign is behind a bush when only a red edge is showing? Or how can a monkey suspect that the yellow sliver in the leaves is a round piece of fruit?

How the brain functions to recognize partially hidden objects
September 19, 2017

(Downloadable video and script) Anitha Pasupathy explains her lab's neuroscience work on how the brain functions when trying to recognize fully visible and partially covered shapes.

Vision scientists have uncovered some of the reasons behind the unusual perceptual properties of the eye’s fovea.   Among mammals, only humans and other primates have this dimple-like structure in their retinas.

UW Medicine scientist Ramkumar Sabesan, a research assistant professor in ophthalmology, is examining the building blocks of sight: c

It measures one-inch long. It can heal its heart and regrow some amputated parts. It shares nearly three quarters of our genetic code and reproduces at rates that would make a rabbit blush.

A study of people’s sensations from light striking single cones in the eye’s retina is making scientists rethink how we see the world.

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