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Normally, people perceive colors and shapes visually, but what if you could "hear" them? A new study from Hebrew University shows that using sensory substitution devices (SSDs), colors and shapes can now be conveyed...
A new device that trains the brain to convert sounds into images could someday be used as a non-invasive treatment for blind and partially sighted people, according to researchers at the University of Bath.
When you walk into a darkened room, your first instinct is to feel around for a light switch.
Researchers have shown that blind people, even those with lifelong blindness, can learn to process visual input using sound.
Research results reported in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
A method developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for training blind persons to "see" through the use of a sensory substitution device (SSD) has enabled those using the system to actually "read" an eye chart with letter sizes smaller than those used in determining the international standard for blindness.
Perhaps when we get hurt, we should not only â€˜rub it betterâ€™ but also cross our arms.
The part of the brain that uses hearing to determine sound location is reorganized in deaf animals to locate visual targets.
The brain can process sensory information in a fraction of a second, but in special cases it can be processed quicker.
People who have been blind from birth make use of the visual parts of their brain to refine their sensation of sound and touch.
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