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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231464/different-modes-of-visual-integration-in-the-lateral-geniculate-nucleus-revealed-by-single-cell-initiated-transsynaptic-tracing
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Santiago B Rompani, Fiona E Müllner, Adrian Wanner, Chi Zhang, Chiara N Roth, Keisuke Yonehara, Botond Roska
The thalamus receives sensory input from different circuits in the periphery. How these sensory channels are integrated at the level of single thalamic cells is not well understood. We performed targeted single-cell-initiated transsynaptic tracing to label the retinal ganglion cells that provide input to individual principal cells in the mouse lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). We identified three modes of sensory integration by single LGN cells. In the first, 1-5 ganglion cells of mostly the same type converged from one eye, indicating a relay mode...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227657/an-algorithm-for-accurate-needle-orientation
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Yifan Yang, Amr Ahmed, Shigang Yue, Xiang Xie, Hong Chen, Zhihua Wang, Yifan Yang, Amr Ahmed, Shigang Yue, Xiang Xie, Hong Chen, Zhihua Wang, Zhihua Wang, Yifan Yang, Shigang Yue, Hong Chen, Xiang Xie, Amr Ahmed
For the early diagnosis and treatment, a needle insertion for biopsy and treatment is a common and important means. To solve the low accuracy and high probability of repeat surgery in traditional surgical procedures, a computer-assisted system is an effective solution. In such a system, how to acquire the accurate orientation of the surgical needle is one of the most important factors. This paper proposes a "Center Point Method" for needle axis extraction with high accuracy. The method makes full use of edge points from two sides of the needle in image and creates center points through which an accurate axis is extracted...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225044/comparison-of-dp3-signals-evoked-by-comfortable-3d-images-and-2d-images-an-event-related-potential-study-using-an-oddball-task
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Peng Ye, Xiang Wu, Dingguo Gao, Haowen Liang, Jiahui Wang, Shaozhi Deng, Ningsheng Xu, Juncong She, Jun Chen
The horizontal binocular disparity is a critical factor for the visual fatigue induced by watching stereoscopic TVs. Stereoscopic images that possess the disparity within the 'comfort zones' and remain still in the depth direction are considered comfortable to the viewers as 2D images. However, the difference in brain activities between processing such comfortable stereoscopic images and 2D images is still less studied. The DP3 (differential P3) signal refers to an event-related potential (ERP) component indicating attentional processes, which is typically evoked by odd target stimuli among standard stimuli in an oddball task...
February 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222490/the-prevalence-of-convergence-insufficiency-in-iran-a-population-based-study
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Hassan Hashemi, Payam Nabovati, Mehdi Khabazkhoob, Hadi Ostadimoghaddam, Asgar Doostdar, Ehsan Shiralivand, Abbasali Yekta
PURPOSE: The aim was to determine the prevalence of convergence insufficiency and its relationship with age, gender and refractive error in a population-based study. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, all residents over one year old in Mashhad city, in the north east of Iran, were sampled through random stratified cluster sampling. After selecting samples and their participation in the study, they all had eye examinations including the measurement of visual acuity, refraction, binocular vision assessment, including cover test, measurement of near point of convergence and fusional vergences and finally, slitlamp biomicroscopy...
February 21, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219776/deactivation-in-the-posterior-mid-cingulate-cortex-reflects-perceptual-transitions-during-binocular-rivalry-evidence-from-simultaneous-eeg-fmri
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Abhrajeet Roy, Keith Jamison, Sheng He, Steve Engel, Bin He
Binocular rivalry is a phenomenon in which perception spontaneously shifts between two different images that are dichoptically presented to the viewer. By elucidating the cortical networks responsible for these stochastic fluctuations in perception, we can potentially learn much about the neural correlates of visual awareness. We obtained concurrent EEG-fMRI data for a group of 20 healthy human subjects during the continuous presentation of dichoptic visual stimuli. The two eyes' images were tagged with different temporal frequencies so that eye specific steady-state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) signals could be extracted from the EEG data for direct comparison with changes in fMRI BOLD activity associated with binocular rivalry...
February 17, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218796/brain-activity-from-stimuli-that-are-not-perceived-visual-mismatch-negativity-during-binocular-rivalry-suppression
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Bradley N Jack, Andreas Widmann, Robert P O'Shea, Erich Schröger, Urte Roeber
Predictive coding explains visual perception as the result of an interaction between bottom-up sensory input and top-down generative models at each level of the visual hierarchy. Evidence for this comes from the visual mismatch negativity (vMMN): a more negative ERP for rare, unpredictable visual stimuli-deviants, than for frequent, predictable visual stimuli-standards. Here, we show that the vMMN does not require conscious experience. We measured the vMMN from monocular luminance-decrement deviants that were either perceived or not during binocular rivalry dominance or suppression, respectively...
February 20, 2017: Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215559/soxc-transcription-factors-promote-contralateral-retinal-ganglion-cell-differentiation-and-axon-guidance-in-the-mouse-visual-system
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Takaaki Kuwajima, Célia A Soares, Austen A Sitko, Véronique Lefebvre, Carol Mason
Transcription factors control cell identity by regulating diverse developmental steps such as differentiation and axon guidance. The mammalian binocular visual circuit is comprised of projections of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) to ipsilateral and contralateral targets in the brain. A transcriptional code for ipsilateral RGC identity has been identified, but less is known about the transcriptional regulation of contralateral RGC development. Here we demonstrate that SoxC genes (Sox4, 11, and 12) act on the progenitor-to-postmitotic transition to implement contralateral, but not ipsilateral, RGC differentiation, by binding to Hes5 and thus repressing Notch signaling...
February 14, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215499/near-binocular-visual-function-in-young-adult-orthokeratology-versus-soft-contact-lens-wearers
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Kate Gifford, Paul Gifford, Peter L Hendicott, Katrina L Schmid
PURPOSE: To compare near point binocular vision function of young adult myopes wearing orthokeratology (OK) lenses to matched single vision soft disposable contact lens (SCL) wearers. METHODS: A retrospective clinical record analysis of all OK wearers (18-30 years) presenting over an 18 month period was undertaken. Data was extracted for 17 OK wearers, with 17 SCL wearers matched for age, refractive error and duration of contact lens wear. Binocular vision data included horizontal phoria (phoria), horizontal base-in (BIFR) and base-out fusional reserves (BOFR) and accommodation accuracy (AA)...
February 15, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214552/interocular-suppression-in-children-with-deprivation-amblyopia
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Lisa Hamm, Zidong Chen, Jinrong Li, Joanna Black, Shuan Dai, Junpeng Yuan, Minbin Yu, Benjamin Thompson
In patients with anisometropic or strabismic amblyopia, interocular suppression can be minimized by presenting high contrast stimulus elements to the amblyopic eye and lower contrast elements to the fellow eye. This suggests a structurally intact binocular visual system that is functionally suppressed. We investigated whether suppression can also be overcome by contrast balancing in children with deprivation amblyopia due to childhood cataracts. To quantify interocular contrast balance, contrast interference thresholds were measured using an established dichoptic global motion technique for 21 children with deprivation amblyopia, 14 with anisometropic or mixed strabismic/anisometropic amblyopia and 10 visually normal children (mean age mean = 9...
February 15, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211182/accommodation-and-pupil-behaviour-of-binocularly-viewing-early-presbyopes
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Meznah S Almutairi, Basal H Altoaimi, Arthur Bradley
PURPOSE: To study accommodation behaviour of early presbyopes with the full suite of accommodative stimuli, and to monitor changes in spherical aberration, pupil size and image quality that accompany the accommodative response. METHODS: Using a high resolution Shack-Hartmann aberrometer, we measured refractive state as a binocularly viewed 0.30 logMAR (6/12 or 20/40) letter E was moved from 2 m to 20 cm and simultaneously monitored pupil diameter and spherical aberration for 19 subjects (mean age: 42 ± 7...
March 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207899/human-cortical-neural-correlates-of-visual-fatigue-during-binocular-depth-perception-an-fnirs-study
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Tingting Cai, Huilin Zhu, Jie Xu, Shijing Wu, Xinge Li, Sailing He
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) was adopted to investigate the cortical neural correlates of visual fatigue during binocular depth perception for different disparities (from 0.1° to 1.5°). By using a slow event-related paradigm, the oxyhaemoglobin (HbO) responses to fused binocular stimuli presented by the random-dot stereogram (RDS) were recorded over the whole visual dorsal area. To extract from an HbO curve the characteristics that are correlated with subjective experiences of stereopsis and visual fatigue, we proposed a novel method to fit the time-course HbO curve with various response functions which could reflect various processes of binocular depth perception...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203269/bionic-vision-based-intelligent-power-line-inspection-system
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Qingwu Li, Yunpeng Ma, Feijia He, Shuya Xi, Jinxin Xu
Detecting the threats of the external obstacles to the power lines can ensure the stability of the power system. Inspired by the attention mechanism and binocular vision of human visual system, an intelligent power line inspection system is presented in this paper. Human visual attention mechanism in this intelligent inspection system is used to detect and track power lines in image sequences according to the shape information of power lines, and the binocular visual model is used to calculate the 3D coordinate information of obstacles and power lines...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197836/does-direction-of-walking-impact-binocular-rivalry-between-competing-patterns-of-optic-flow
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Richard Paris, Bobby Bodenheimer, Randolph Blake
When dissimilar monocular images are viewed simultaneously by the two eyes, stable binocular vision gives way to unstable vision characterized by alternations in dominance between the two images in a phenomenon called binocular rivalry. These alternations in perception reveal the existence of inhibitory interactions between neural representations associated with conflicting visual inputs. Binocular rivalry has been studied since the days of Wheatstone, but one recent strategy is to investigate its susceptibility to influences caused by one's own motor activity...
February 14, 2017: Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196497/comparison-of-visual-outcomes-spectacles-dependence-and-patient-satisfaction-of-multifocal-and-accommodative-intraocular-lenses-innovative-perspectives-for-maximal-refractive-oriented-cataract-surgery
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Raffaele Nuzzi, Federico Tridico
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate visual outcomes for different working distances (far, 60 cm and 33 cm) and impact on vision quality of multifocal IOLs AcrySof ResTOR SN6AD1 and SN6AD3 (Alcon, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, USA) as well as REVIEW FIL611PV multifocal and OPTOFLEX FIL618 accommodative IOLs (Soleko, Ltd., Rome, Italy) in patients undergoing bilateral phacoemulsification. METHODS: In this observational prospective study 63 patients undergoing binocular cataract surgery were divided into four groups for implantation of one of the IOLs under evaluation...
February 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195526/regulating-the-access-to-awareness-brain-activity-related-to-probe-related-and-spontaneous-reversals-in-binocular-rivalry
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Brian A Metzger, Kyle E Mathewson, Evelina Tapia, Monica Fabiani, Gabriele Gratton, Diane M Beck
Research on the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) has implicated an assortment of brain regions, ERP components, and network properties associated with visual awareness. Recently, the P3b ERP component has emerged as a leading NCC candidate. However, typical P3b paradigms depend on the detection of some stimulus change, making it difficult to separate brain processes elicited by the stimulus itself from those associated with updates or changes in visual awareness. Here we used binocular rivalry to ask whether the P3b is associated with changes in awareness even in the absence of changes in the object of awareness...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192861/binocular-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-screening-tests-in-cross-sectional-diagnostic-studies-of-paired-organs
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Yamuni Perera, Mingchen Ren, Joyce Raymond B Punzalan, Christopher J Rudnisky, Alexander R de Leon
We introduce new binocular accuracy measures as alternatives to conventional marginal measures that can be used to evaluate screening tests in diagnostic studies involving paired organs (e.g. eyes and ears). Specifically, we consider screening studies based on a cross-sectional design, where both diagnosis and disease status are determined after study enrolment or sampling, yielding paired binocular binary data described via two models, namely, the extended common correlation model and the Gaussian copula probit model...
February 13, 2017: Statistics in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192091/the-influence-of-age-on-adaptation-of-disparity-vergence-and-phoria
#17
Tara L Alvarez, Eun H Kim, Chang Yaramothu, Bérangère Granger-Donetti
A paucity of research exists to investigate whether the normal aging process influences the ability to adapt disparity vergence and phoria. Vergence eye movements and dissociated phoria were recorded from 49 healthy subjects (ages 20-70years) using an objective eye movement tracking system. Four-degree vergence responses were modified using a double-step protocol. Dynamics of vergence were quantified via peak velocity. The phoria adaptation experiment measured the magnitude (net change in phoria level) and rate (magnitude divided by the time constant) of phoria adaption during 5min of sustained fixation on a binocular target (40cm/8...
February 16, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191476/pharmacological-treatments-of-presbyopia-a-review-of-modern-perspectives
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Antonio Renna, Jorge Luciano Alió, Luis Felipe Vejarano
INTRODUCTION: Presbyopia affects people from the 4(th) decade of life and is characterized by accommodative loss that leads to negative effects on vision-targeted health-related quality of life. A non-invasive pharmacological treatment providing near-lenses independence would be a truly groundbreaking approach in the treatment of presbyopia. The purpose of this review is to analyze the emerging pharmacological solutions proposed to address presbyopia. RESULTS: Several ophthalmic eye drops compounds solutions have been described in peer-reviewed papers or presented in ophthalmological tabloids and congresses...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191358/retinitis-pigmentosa-and-bilateral-idiopathic-demyelinating-optic-neuritis-in-a-6-year-old-boy-with-ofd1-gene-mutation
#19
Xun Wang, Cong Zheng, Wen Liu, Hui Yang
To identify the cause of a sudden binocular vision decrease in patients with retinitis pigmentosa and bilateral idiopathic demyelinating optic neuritis is difficult, but early diagnosis and treatment significantly improve the prognosis. Here, we report a 6-year-old boy with a progressive binocular vision decrease in 38 days. The patient had a history of night blindness, a mottled retina without pigmentation, extinguished electroretinographic response, tritanopia, and an absent ellipsoid zone outside the macula fovea by optical coherence tomography in both eyes...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190731/early-binocular-input-is-critical-for-development-of-audiovisual-but-not-visuotactile-simultaneity-perception
#20
Yi-Chuan Chen, Terri L Lewis, David I Shore, Daphne Maurer
Temporal simultaneity provides an essential cue for integrating multisensory signals into a unified perception. Early visual deprivation, in both animals and humans, leads to abnormal neural responses to audiovisual signals in subcortical and cortical areas [1-5]. Behavioral deficits in integrating complex audiovisual stimuli in humans are also observed [6, 7]. It remains unclear whether early visual deprivation affects visuotactile perception similarly to audiovisual perception and whether the consequences for either pairing differ after monocular versus binocular deprivation [8-11]...
February 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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