• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

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    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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Neuroscience: Vision Unit

In neuroscience our last unit included visual fields and how the images we see in front of us are transmitted through the eye and into the brain. One exercise we discussed was how we get so used to our visual field that in everyday life we develop muscle memory on how to do all of our activities (i.e. grasping a cup of coffee and taking a drink). Have you ever thought about having your world turned upside down or sideways?

This type of study has been done multiple times. There are even goggles (inversion goggles) with glass prisms you can wear to change your visual field. We were able to try a similar type of goggles in class and lab a few weeks ago and the results were astonishing. Some individuals became very nauseous shortly after putting the goggles on. The brains understanding of the outside world is out of whack and you have to reteach your body how to go about daily activities. Check out the video below of an individual who wore the glasses for a week and became accommodated to them. They then removed them after one week and had to reeducate their brains on how to live and act with normal vision. Interestingly it only took 1 hour for the individual’s brain to accommodate to the right side up visual field.

Although the class material is fairly complex, neuroscience is definitely one of my favorite classes. We also went into depth on the results and disturbances that lesions of the optic nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, and visual cortex will be seen. The cool thing about all of this information is that it will be very useful in the clinical field when it comes to individuals who have had strokes and tumors.

Inversion Goggle study clip

Image of the visual tract where possible lesions can be seen and affect the visual field.

Image of the visual tract where possible lesions can be that affect the visual field.

A few from the prism of a pair of inversion goggles.

A vieww from the prism of a pair of inversion goggles.

The inversion goggles we utilized during class and lab.

The inversion goggles we utilized during class and lab.

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