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Posts tagged blindness

December 15, 2011

 

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Seeing When Blind

Scientists found that some blind people can follow spots with their eyes or point them out.

July 6, 2010

 

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Blind Drivers Hit the Daytona International Speedway

Find out about the new technology that is making it possible for blind drivers to get behind the wheel.

June 16, 2009

 

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Spitting Cobras

Spitting Cobras, found in Africa and Asia, kill thousands of people each year. Learn about their deadly fangs on this Moment of Science.

January 22, 2007

 

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Inattentional Blindness

While you may not poor vision, you probably have experienced inattentional blindness.

August 11, 2005

 

Blindness and Better Hearing

In the Academy Award-winning movie “Ray,” the young, recently blinded Ray Charles is shown to have very finely tuned hearing. Standing very still in the middle of a room, he is able to track down the hushed movements of a small bug. It was even reported that Jamie Foxx, the actor who played Ray Charles, when he was artificially blinded began to tune in to sounds he otherwise would not have noticed. Is it true that blind people have better, almost supernatural hearing abilities? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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