ITHACA, N.Y. -- Trying to cope with red flashing lights on green moving objects, the human visual system is tricked into revealing where yellow -- and all other colors -- apparently are composed: in the visual cortex of the brain. The red, green and blue cone receptors in the retina merely pass along signals for the brain to make sense of, Cornell University psychologist Romi Nijhawan concludes from an experiment that may confirm, once and for all, the "central synthesis" theory of human color vision.
What started as a casual screening of raspberry varieties in the greenhouse grew into a graduate student class project and may soon blossom into a large-scale, full-fledged agricultural industry for New York: fresh, sweet raspberries in winter.
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A behind-the-scenes tour of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine awaits visitors at the college's annual open house, Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each spring, students in Cornell's DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) program host an open house of college facilities. This year's event will be the 31st to demonstrate the veterinary education experience while bringing visitors face to face with many of the animals veterinarians care for. Admission and parking are free for the open house.