Explore this archive of interesting links to learn more about about the world of light, optics, and vision:
Vision Science in the News
The latest is "How Many Girls are there in the Picture?" visual illusion meme, 2? 3? 4? more?
Also see "The Jacket", another popular visual illusion similar to "The Dress". #TheDress became a viral phenomenon in February 2015. The controversy of the colors became a topic in the popular press. It has generated a number of peer review articles:
Gegenfurtner, K. R., Bloj, M., & Toscani, M. (2015). The many colours of ‘the dress’. Current Biology, 25(13), R543-R544.
Lafer-Sousa, R., Hermann, K. L., & Conway, B. R. (2015). Striking individual differences in color perception uncovered by ‘the dress’ photograph. Current Biology, 25(13), R545-R546.
Winkler, A. D., Spillmann, L., Werner, J. S., & Webster, M. A. (2015). Asymmetries in blue–yellow color perception and in the color of ‘the dress’. Current Biology, 25(13), R547-R548.
Vision Science lectures/articles
Links in Vision Science
Are there 4 cones in the human eye?
How to select the best portrait lens.
Bacterial cells may have the “world's smallest eyes”.
A group of researchers modeled the mantis shrimp’s compound eyes and polarized vision to create a camera that can detect various forms of cancer.
The Vanta black: the "blackest" black.
The world's thinnest lens.
What pilots see when you shine a laser in the cockpit.
The Eyes of Johann Sebastian Bach
The 20/20 patient who cannot read
No you can not make all colors with red, green, and blue lights: Quantum colors
Cataract removal and macular pigment measurement
Minor head trauma and vision loss in football players
Light emitting nanoparticles in glass
What color is a mirror?
Ambiguous cylinders in a mirror illusion
Electrical stimulation of visual cortex improves perception
What did nearsighted humans do before glasses?
Vision impairment and intracranial pressure in astronauts
Vision but not acuity is associated with cessation of driving
Sunglasses for Olympic athletes
Telescope resolution beyond the diffraction limit
Gut microbiome and uveitis
Oily fish may ward off diabetic retinopathy
A new area of trust and transparency in clinical trials
Low power and Type II errors in ophthalmic research
Vitamin D and dry eye
Peripheral vision may be an optical illusion in part.
Screening for visual impairment after stroke
Neuroplasticity and amblyopia
Vitamin B3 and glaucoma
"Seeing through" materials
5-year longitudinal study of structural and functional tools to assess progression of glaucoma.