aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,
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aprilhenry

Blindsight



It’s long been known that some blind people can avoid obstacles, even walk through an obstacle course. The thought was that they were using echolocation the way bats do – hearing the sounds bouncing back to them from objects.

But look at this video of a blind man who maneuvered down a hallway around a half-dozen objects – some flat to the ground, like a paper tray – without stepping on a single one. You have to see it to believe it. And the article about him says he also reacted to a picture of an angry man. Yet his brain showed no evidence of visual activity.

Read more about it here.

I’m particularly interested in topic because I have a book coming out in 2010 called Shadows Walking Backward. It’s about a 16 year old blind girl who is kidnapped.



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