Jan. 17, 2019—Knowing which neurons are involved in the eye signal blending process also opens the door to targeted brain therapies that reach well beyond eye patches.
Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff gathered for the unique dinner experience designed to challenge participants’ perceptions, build empathy and break down social barriers.
Nov. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt psychologists have discovered that when you shift your attention from one place to another, your brain 'blinks'—or experiences momentary gaps in perception.
Aug. 15, 2017—While agreeing that viewing a total solar eclipse is a chance of a lifetime, Vanderbilt Eye Institute Research Director David Calkins urges us to not look at the sun without special eclipse glasses. Catkins explains how certain spectrums of sunlight can damage your eyesight without you knowing it, until it is too late. Follow Vanderbilt...
Jun. 30, 2017—A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 may be a therapeutic target to prevent vision loss or nerve degeneration in glaucoma, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.
Nov. 16, 2016—A study finds men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that we're more likely to recognize what we're used to seeing.
Jun. 30, 2016—Stimulating the brain with a mild electrical current can temporarily sharpen vision without glasses or contacts, Vanderbilt University researchers have found. (But please don't try this at home.)
Jun. 9, 2016—When it comes to sun safety, most people are quick to grab a hat and lather on sunscreen. Doctors at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want consumers to be on the lookout for another protective measure – sunglasses.
Dec. 9, 2015—Superior Vision plan members can take advantage of additional resources provided by Superior Vision.
Nov. 9, 2015—The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other objects.
Jul. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt investigators demonstrate that a certain eye lens protein is evolutionarily conserved between zebrafish and rat, suggesting that zebrafish can be used as a model system to understand eye lens disorders such as cataracts.
Jun. 17, 2015—A new experiment shows that auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when they match.