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
- Source: 'Evidence for grid cells in a human memory network' - Christian F. Doeller, Caswell Barry & Neil Burgess, University College London.
- Abstract: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nature08704.html
- Comments about this at powerstates.com - http://powerstates.com/a-familiar-brain-pattern
- "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 beneficially suppressed."
- "Blinking Causes Brain To Go Off-Line." http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/254543.php