"TV will ruin your eyes!" they warned us, "Stop staring at a screen!" Shows what those suckers know, because they're wrong.
John F. Kennedy. Marilyn Monroe. James Dean. These icons share more than an untimely fate. According to a Japanese author and macrobiotic diet guru George Ohsawa, they shared the same kind of eyes—"sanpaku" (三白) eyes. Because of that, Ohsawa implied, they met similar fates and died early deaths.
Think your eyes have no trouble detecting when an object changes color, size, or shape? This new illusion crafted by Harvard's Jordan W. Suchow and George A. Alvarez might just prove you wrong.
What makes a virtual face appear alive? According to a recent study published in Psychological Science the eyes are the most important factor in imparting life to the lifeless.
Having stared at computer screens, television monitors, and tiny LCD screens for most of my natural life, I can see where the Minnesota Optometric Association is coming from when they issue a press release warning against the dangers of Computer Vision Syndrome. I even dig their choice of example games given in the…