Category Archives: vision

Retinal Topography Maps in R

I’m happy to report that we published a paper in Journal of Vision this week. It’s a methods paper on an open-source R package for retinal topography mapping and comparison. The paper represents part 1 of Brian’s senior thesis — … Continue reading

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Sniper-scope: mapping and understanding the visual system of nature’s underwater sniper

By Samantha Decker (Scripps College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. How animals turn the chaos of environmental stimuli into … Continue reading

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Blind cavefish: social butterfly or awkward turtle?

By Nour Bundogji (Pitzer College), Niti Nagar (Claremont McKenna College), and Sachin Shah (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. … Continue reading

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One fish, two fish, red fish, blind fish

By Nour Bundogji (Pitzer College), Niti Nagar (Claremont McKenna College), and Sachin Shah (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. … Continue reading

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Neuronal nonlinearity: explaining a visual conundrum

By Madison Knaub (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. How it all began: From Galileo to the … Continue reading

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What genes tell us about pinhole- and camera-eye evolution in cephalopods

By Nolan Lassiter (Pitzer College) and Ryan Madden (Pitzer College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Imagine how difficult it … Continue reading

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Ultraviolet light sensing capabilities in mammals

By Amanda Jacobs (Scripps College) and Grace Rodriguez (Claremont McKenna College) [Edited by Lars Schmitz, as part of BIOL 167 “Sensory Evolution”, an upper division class at the W.M. Keck Science Department. Written for educational purposes only]. Scientists have always … Continue reading

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