All posts tagged with vision

Link: Ed Yong on the evolution of eyes

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Ed Yong’s new piece in National Geographic on the evolution of eyes across different branches of animal life is a great one: “Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most E...

The three-color primates

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The Scientist has a nice article about the evolution of trichromatic vision in primates: “The Rainbow Connection”. Trichromacy in anthropoid primates is a gr...

Quote: Dalton's colorblindness

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I’m writing up some text on the evolution of trichromatic vision, which I always present in my intro class. As I’m writing I got curious about the history of...

Human tetras

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Ah, I was just writing about the evolution of color vision and this interesting article came across my Twitter (via Ed Yong): “The humans with super human vi...

Anthropology 105, lecture 7: Eyes

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Out of all the lectures in the course, this was one of my favorites to put together. I return to the topic of evolutionary developmental biology, first raise...

Eye and visual cortex development

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Neurophilosophy reviews an interesting paper that traces the directional preferences of visual cortex neurons in developing ferrets: