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Seeing Beyond The Visual Cortex
2012-04-03 04:00:35

It's a chilling thought--losing the sense of sight because of severe injury or damage to the brain's visual cortex. But, is it possible to train a damaged or injured brain to "see" again after such a catastrophic injury?

2009-10-22 12:26:51

Although we assume we can see everything in our field of vision, the brain actually picks and chooses the stimuli that come into our consciousness.

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2009-04-02 06:40:00

When Millie Sauer tried to read a book while recovering from a surgery, she had trouble seeing the page for the first time.

2009-03-31 17:29:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By doing a set of vigorous visual exercises on a computer every day for several months, patients who had gone partially blind as a result of suffering a stroke were able to regain some vision, according to scientists who published their results in the April 1 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Such rigorous visual retraining is not common for people who suffer blindness after a stroke.

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2008-12-22 15:07:48

It has been discovered that a blind person could navigate through a maze of obstacles unaided using the power of sense alone.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'