Category Archives: Backwards facing retina

The Story So Far

It’s been 15 years since I started in the days when absolutely nobody else wanted that sort of URL – and 14 months now since this blog started; in recent times new research taking place all over the world … Continue reading

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Existing Brain Theories “completely overturned”

The genetic make-up of our brain cells changes thousands of times over the course of our lifetimes, according to new research. Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh have identified genes, called retrotransposons, responsible for tiny changes in the DNA … Continue reading

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The Willing Pupil

‘Any engineer would naturally assume that photocells would point towards the light, with their wires leading backwards towards the brain.  He would laugh at any suggestion that the photocells might point away from the light..  Yet this is exactly what … Continue reading

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