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How the eyes might be windows to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) begins to alter and damage the brain years—even decades—before symptoms appear, making early identification of AD risk paramount to slowing its progression. In a new study published online in the September 9, 2019 issue of the Neurobiology of Aging, scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say that, with […]

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Study eyes how human brain ‘sees’ world

It is plain to see that the world moves pretty fast—but the human brain moves even faster to see. A new Brain and Mind Institute study is offering insights into how the our brains process a world in which the images of people, places and things are constantly shrinking, expanding and changing on the retina […]

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Mountain splendor? Scientists know where your eyes will look

Using precise brain measurements, Yale researchers predicted how people’s eyes move when viewing natural scenes, an advance in understanding the human visual system that can improve a host of artificial intelligence efforts, such as the development of driverless cars, said the researchers. “We are visual beings and knowing how the brain rapidly computes where to […]

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To track how students ace the LSAT, watch their eyes

A half-decade ago, UC Berkeley neuroscientists discovered that training for law school admission exams boosted brain connections that sharpen reasoning skills. Today, they’ve taken a major step closer to understanding how practicing the LSAT makes students smarter. They’re watching their eyes. Their findings, published today in the Science of Learning, a Nature Partner Journal, make […]