Lost Sight, Found Sound
Brain areas devoted to vision can take on other duties following loss of sight.
By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM January 28, 2005
In some children who go blind, certain parts of the brain that normally control vision appear to switch jobs and focus instead on sound, a new study has found.
The human brain's visual cortex is found at the back of the brain (arrow).
The study, by researchers at the University of Montreal, involved 7 adults who could see and 12 adults who had lost their vision when they were children. Each participant sat in a room with 16 loudspeakers at different locations. The room was designed so that ...
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