Tag Archives: vision

Acute ischemic stroke: An urgent call for help and funding!

In humans, acute ischemic stroke is the primarily result of a blood-clot that moves toward the brain and blocks one or more important blood vessels that supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to brain tissue (Fig. 1), causing

The vision thief

Glaucoma is often called the sneak thief of vision because it can develop without obvious symptoms. Although some risk factors, such as high intraocular pressure, are apparent, how these factors contribute to the disease is by no

Do abstract paintings feel cold or warm?

We found that people do associate what they see with their own eyes with a tactile sensation even in the absence of an obvious parallel. It would be no surprise to find that pictures of a sweater

Children and the rejection of foods before tasting – the role of visual familiarity

Familiarity with different foods is one factor that has been proposed to explain childhood eating behaviours such as picky/fussy eating and the rejection of uncommon or novel food stuffs. Some research has suggested that this rejection of

For Canadians access to eye care depends on where you live

The Canada Health Act adopted in 1984 is based on the principle of universal healthcare coverage. In other words the Act promises physician and hospital services to all Canadian residents irrespective of income or geography.  Since Canada

A new test of face discrimination

For most of us, a brief glimpse of a face is enough to judge someone’s age, gender, ethnic background and to know whether or not that face is familiar. That we are so good at discriminating between