Tuesday, April 12, 2011

When the Blind Can Suddenly See, Do They Know What They’re Looking At?

If someone who has always been blind is one day able to see, can they recognize by sight objects they already know by touch?
In a new study published online by Nature Neuroscience, patients who had been blind since birth underwent sight-restoring surgeries as children or adolescent. In the day or two following surgery, patients seemed unable to match what they felt with their hands with what they saw, the researchers found, but a week later, they could.

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Via: Discover Magazine

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