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Posts tagged visual cortex

February 29, 2012

 

a young woman speaking in sign language

I Hear Your Hands

We've talked before about how surprisingly flexible the brain is. Learn about the amazing connection between sign language and the brain.

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.

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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