Research Supporting RET
Research into the eye-brain connection has garnered much interest
over the past decade. New brain imaging science has opened a new
world of understanding about how we process information. The
articles here represent a smattering of such research as it pertains
to Rapid Eye Technology.
- Articles & Papers
- In the News
- "Blinking Causes Brain To Go Off-Line."
- Research from Japan suggests that blinking does more
than stop our eyes drying out: it is an active process that
causes the brain to go off-line, into a more reflective
mode, before giving renewed attention.
- "Research Reveals That The Eyes Give
Away More Than We Might Think."
- Our eyes don't just take in the
world around us, they can also
reflect our emotional state,
influence our memories, and provide
clues about the way we think. Here
is some of the latest research from
the journals Psychological Science
and Current Directions in
Psychological Science in which
scientists show there's much more to
the eyes than people might think.
- "RET Wand Pattern found in
- University College London researchers
have discovered that the brain lays out
a grid of cells that represent a map of
spacial orientations and locations in
space. In an interesting coincidence,
the Rapid Eye Technology (RET) eye
directing device (called a wand) is
moved in a hexagonal 3D pattern just in
front of the face - a pattern that due
to its spacial character may be very
familiar to the aforementioned part of
the brain. Further, the signals flowing
through the brain from eyes to visual
cortex stop off for an emotional load at
the hypothalamus which is attached to
the memory-gating hippocampus - the seat
of this honeycomb-like spacial mapping
- "Eye Movement and Blinking – New
Evidence Suggests Links to Thought and
- Micromovements of the human eye
give us the capacity for vision –
and a window into the mind.
- "Dream Sleep Eases Painful Memories"
- This study investigates REM and
emotional memories (particularly
PTSD). The quote that caught my
attention was, "During REM sleep,
memories are being reactivated, put
in perspective and connected and
integrated, but in a state where
stress neurochemicals are