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By Zaira Cattaneo,Tomaso Vecchi

Can a blind individual see? The very proposal turns out paradoxical. And but, if we conceive of "seeing" because the skill to generate inner psychological representations that can comprise visible information, the assumption of blind imaginative and prescient turns into an idea topic to research. during this e-book, Zaira Cattaneo and Tomaso Vecchi learn the consequences of blindness and different forms of visible deficit at the improvement and functioning of the human cognitive approach. Drawing on behavioral and neurophysiological info, Cattaneo and Vecchi learn learn on psychological imagery, spatial cognition, and compensatory mechanisms on the sensorial, cognitive, and cortical degrees in people with whole or profound visible impairment. They locate that our mind doesn't desire our eyes to "see."Cattaneo and Vecchi handle serious questions of vast significance: the connection of visible belief to imagery and dealing reminiscence and the level to which psychological imagery will depend on general imaginative and prescient; the practical and neural relationships among imaginative and prescient and the opposite senses; the explicit facets of the visible event which are an important to cognitive improvement or particular cognitive mechanisms; and the intense plasticity of the mind -- as illustrated incidentally that, within the blind, the visible cortex could be reorganized to help different perceptual or cognitive funtions. within the absence of imaginative and prescient, the opposite senses paintings as sensible substitutes and are frequently more advantageous. With Blind Vision, Cattaneo and Vecchi tackle the "tyranny of the visual," pointing to the significance of the opposite senses in cognition.

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