Latest Blindsight Stories
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?
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.
When Millie Sauer tried to read a book while recovering from a surgery, she had trouble seeing the page for the first time.
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.
It has been discovered that a blind person could navigate through a maze of obstacles unaided using the power of sense alone.
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