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Moving the eyes triggers the eardrums to move as well, a new study by Duke University neuroscientists has found. The researchers discovered that keeping the head still but shifting the eyes to one side or the other sparks vibrations in the eardrums, even in the absence of any sounds. Surprisingly, these eardrum vibrations start slightly… Read more

The reflexive system of the human eye also produces a conscious, visual experience, according to a new study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings may provide insight into the excessive light sensitivity sometimes experienced by people with eye disease, migraine… Read more

The first successful gene therapy for an inherited form of blindness was recently reviewed by an expert panel of advisers at US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They unanimously voted in recommendation of the treatment. The FDA now has until January 12, 2018 to approve the treatment. Spark Therapeutics, an American biotech firm, developed the… Read more

Carefully tracking eye movements offers a new method for empirically monitoring temporal expectation in people with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, new research shows. Evidence has been emerging that small involuntary eye movements, known as saccades and microsaccades, are a promising new tool for shedding light on the hidden workings of mental processes like attention and anticipation… Read more

A noninvasive eye imaging technique can identify beta amyloid protein deposits that mirror those in the brain, a study led by researchers at Cedars-Sinai and NeuroVision Imaging LLC reports. The work provides a scientific basis for using the experimental technology to detect the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. Accumulations of neurotoxic beta-amyloid protein can be detected… Read more