Are there any technologies that can allow the blind to see again?
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How does the brain adapt to the restoration of eyesight?
“Recent scientific advances have meant that eyesight can be partially restored to those who previously would have been blind for life. ”
Tracking the evolution of crossmodal plasticity and visual functions before and after sight-restoration
“Visual deprivation leads to massive reorganization in both the structure and function of the occipital cortex, raising crucial challenges for sight-restoration. We tracked the behavioral, structural and neurofunctional changes occurring in an early and severely visually impaired patient before, 1.5 and 7 months after sight restoration using magnetic resonance imaging.”
Blind People ‘See’ Shapes, Navigate Using Echoes
“Some blind people are able to use the sound of echoes to “see” where things are and to navigate their environment. Now, a new study finds that these people may even be using visual parts of their brains to process the sounds.”
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