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Perception is not about capturing a full picture of reality, but taking snapshots of the world and making the rest up. ... Information captured by the retina takes about 100 milliseconds to reach the brain. To compensate for this lag, the brain predicts what the world will look like in the near future and acts on this prediction rather than the real information at its disposal. This is useful in real-world situations such as driving a car...

2008-12-24

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Eight foreigners and two Afghans have been found shot dead next to abandoned vehicles in the north-eastern Afghan province of Badakhshan, officials say.

2010-08-07

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Scientists say they have completely regenerated damaged optic nerves from the eye to the brain in mice.

2005-03-02

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A man with an inherited form of blindness has been able to identify letters and a clock face using a pioneering implant, researchers say.

2010-11-03

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A light-sensitive protein in the human eye has been shown to act as a "compass" in a magnetic field, when it is present in flies' eyes. The study in Nature Communications showed that without their natural "magnetoreception" protein, the flies did not respond to a magnetic field - but replacing the protein with the human version restored the ability. Despite much controversy, no conclusive evidence exists that...

2011-06-21

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Arctic reindeer can see beyond the "visible" light spectrum into the ultra-violet region...

2011-05-26

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What insects see when they approach a flower is very different from what is visible to the human eye. Professor Iain Stewart uses an ultra-violet camera to reveal the markings some flowers have developed to attract pollinating insects.

2012-02-14

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