In the Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks


More insight to peculiar cases seen by the eminent neurologist. The way we see and perceive sight is altered undoubtedly by blindness.

But there is no uniform experience reported. It does not just vary depending on time of onset, whether at birth or later in life, or also on whether it is permananent or temporary.

There seems to be considerable degree of variation in how we perceive sight after the onset of blindness. How the brain adapts to blindness and the degree of plasticity it exhibits are major contributory factors.

More insights into the fabulous world of the human brain and how we are beginning to fathom how it actually works and adapts to adversity.

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