Posts Tagged ‘contrast’

Polarized object detection in crabs: a two-channel system [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Melanie Ailin Basnak, Veronica Perez-Schuster, Gabriela Hermitte, and Martin Beron de AstradaMany animal species take advantage of polarization vision for vital tasks such as orientation, communication, and contrast enhancement. Previous studies have …

Government Research Funding Falls for Fourth Year in US

For the fourth straight year, federal funding for research and development at institutions of higher education decreased in absolute terms, according to a new brief on the 2015 fiscal year the National Science Foundation released last week. Despite that overall fall, research and development funding for psychology and for fields identified as social science increased from 2014 to 2015.

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How a continent collision built the Appalachian mountains

The process that built the Appalachian Mountains 300 million years ago is similar to the […]

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Retinal specialization through spatially varying cell densities and opsin coexpression in cichlid fish [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Brian E. Dalton, Fanny de Busserolles, N. Justin Marshall, and Karen L. CarletonThe distinct behaviors and varied habitats where animals live place different requirements on their visual systems. A trade-off exists between resolution and sensitivity, …

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