As a youngster, many excursions with my grandmother would end with her pointing out the breathtaking combination of hues that graces the sky during golden hour. She would be sure to mention the weather predictions that stem from our folklore: Warm mixtures of pink and lavender, she would tell me, means that tomorrow will be […]
Tag Archives: retina
Perks of Being a Trichromat
posted by egeyalcinbas
Lucy’s Brain: Use it or lose it
posted by Ethan McBride
With the Lucy movie coming out, we’ve been really curious here at NeuWrite about what marvelous new life skills Scarlett Johansson will accrue, now that she can use more than 10% of her brain. As forward-thinking neuroscientists, we’ve been speculating: what would Lucy be able to do with such incredible and unprecedented brain power? The […]
Retinal Direction Selectivity… Reversed!!!
posted by UCSDNeuro
In a recent paper, “Visual Stimulation Reverses the Directional Preference of Direction-Selective Retinal Ganglion Cells” (2012), the lab of Dr. Marla Feller demonstrated direction reversal of a subgroup of Direction Selective Ganglion Cells in the mouse retina. The finding is contrary to the predominant dogma that direction selectivity is endowed by circuity that is hard-wired. […]
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