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Vision

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View Resource B-EYE: The World Through the Eyes of a Honey Bee

One of the great treats awaiting Scouts (or any others who learn to search the Web efficiently) is the large number of high quality science Websites put forth by Australian research institutions. B-EYE is yet another such wonderful site. Dr. Andrew Giger, a neuroscientist studying insect vision at the Centre for Visual Science (CVS) at Australian National University, put together this site so...

http://andygiger.com/science/beye/beyehome.html
View Resource Causes of Color

One of the latest from Webexhibits.org (last mentioned in the March 21, 2000 Scout Report for Social Sciences is the Causes of Color site. The activity attempts to answer the question, "Why are things colored?" by covering things such as the eye, made light such as lightbulbs, lost light as in water, moved light as in a rainbow, and other light related topics such as colorblindness and animal...

http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/
View Resource Webvision: Organization of the Retina and Visual System

Offered through the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, this Web site aims to "summarize the recent advances in knowledge and understanding of the mammalian retina." The Web site is arranged simply in a book-like fashion with chapters headings leading to well-referenced text and illustrations. The information presented is quite comprehensive, and would serve as a useful educational...

http://webvision.med.utah.edu/
View Resource Animals Eyes

The Web site from BioMedia (1) is a fascinating look (no pun intended) at the eyes of other animals. Various images of eyeballs link to essays that explain such questions as how animals can see underwater and how many times the eye independently evolved in the animal kingdom. The next site (2) is based on a PBS Nova documentary about nocturnal animals. Visitors can click on an image of an eye to...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ls/2002/1101
View Resource Visual Cognition Labs

This Web page from the Visual Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois Psychology Department offers a collection of intriguing video demos showing examples of visual stimuli used in the lab to study change blindness and inattentional blindness. In the first demo, for example, an actor changes into another actor within the same cut -- something that na've observers will fail to notice...

http://www.simonslab.com/
View Resource If you had X-ray vision what would you see?

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) created this online brochure to educate users about the history and science of X-rays. The website covers topics in radiography, novel materials, crystallography, CHESS and CESR, microscience, high pressure, and the future in X-ray techniques. Users can read through the materials step by step through the use of arrow links or can skip to a...

http://www.chess.cornell.edu/pubs/xrybrchr/index.htm
View Resource Digital Journal of Ophthalmology

The Digital Journal of Ophthalmology (DJO) is a peer reviewed journal based at Harvard University designed to serve as "a valuable resource for ophthalmologists, other health care providers, vision scientists, and patients throughout the world." On the site's homepage, visitor can look over Grand Rounds, Original Articles, and Case Reports. The Grand Rounds area brings together reports from the...

http://www.djo.harvard.edu/