Psychology professor Peter J. Bex and colleagues have reached a new understanding of why our peripheral vision is poor. The discovery could lead to treatments for eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration.
Nanotechnology researchers at Northeastern are joining forces with Wenzhou Medical University in China to collaborate in the new field of picotechnology—and combat eye infections.
Peter Bex, a vision scientist and newly appointed psychology professor, works to detect, diagnose, and monitor visual impairment. His research goal, he says, is to maximize people’s remaining vision.
Ennio Mingolla, new chair of the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, explores the way our brains process visual stimulation for the purpose of developing “sighted” robots and other applications.