Re: blindsight (Andy Vermiglio )

Subject: Re: blindsight
From:    Andy Vermiglio  <avermiglio(at)>
Date:    Wed, 30 May 2001 10:50:03 -0700

This sounds like a visual equivalent of Obscure Auditory Dysfunction (OAD). OAD is characterized by a self-report of difficulty hearing in noise despite normal audiometric thresholds. This has also been called King-Kopetzky syndrome and discriminatory hearing loss. Andy Vermiglio -----Original Message----- From: AUDITORY Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:] On Behalf Of Aniruddh Patel Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2001 10:08 AM To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA Subject: blindsight 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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