My full-length book, Where We Think It Should Go, can be yours via Octopus Books, Small Press Distribution, or Amazon. We better celebrate these hard copies while we can. When I'm not writing poetry, I teach amazing young people who are blind. I believe in a healthier future.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Man is totally blind, successfully navigates obstacles using vision (scientists think)— watch

apparent total absence of a striate cortex, the visual processing region

his brain was otherwise healthy, as were his eyes

no evidence that the patient was navigating by echolocation, the way that bats do

(so it wasn't auditory space perception)

the same African doctor had emotional blindsight

when presented with images of fearful faces,
he cringed subconsciously
even though he could not consciously see the faces

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