blindsight (Aniruddh Patel )

Subject: blindsight
From:    Aniruddh Patel  <apatel(at)NSI.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 30 May 2001 10:08:05 -0700

Dear List, Is anyone aware of an audio equivalent of 'blindsight'? Here is a definition of blindsight: Absence of visual awareness despite the presence of visual capacity. Some brain-damaged humans retain discriminative capacities in portions of the visual field-manifested, for example, in correct 'guesses' concerning what is there - in which they report they can see nothing. (Removal of the visual cortex in the rhesus monkey also apparently induces blindsight.) For more info on blindsight: Thanks, Ani Patel -- Aniruddh D. Patel The Neurosciences Institute 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive San Diego, CA 92121 Tel 858-626-2085 Fax 858-626-2099 Email apatel(at) Website

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