Thursday, November 8, 2012
Seeing with Sound
"Common wisdom has it that if the visual cortex in the brain is deprived of visual information in early infanthood, it may never develop properly its functional specialization, making sight restoration later in life almost impossible," starts the Science Daily post. "Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in France have now shown that blind people -- using specialized photographic and sound equipment -- can actually 'see' and describe objects and even identify letters and words." Read more. There's additional information on the same study at this Science Daily post.