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Blindness and Consciousness: New Light from the Dark

Pietrini, Pietro and Ptito, Maurice and Kupers, Ron Blindness and Consciousness: New Light from the Dark. In: The Neurology of Consciousness. Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropathology. Academic Press, San Diego, 360 - 374. ISBN 978-0-12-374168-4 (2009)

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How what we perceive is transformed into a coherent and integrated representation of the world around us is a question that has fascinated humans since the early days. What happens in our brain that enables us to make sense of what we see, hear, touch, smell or taste? How does the brain of someone who has never had any visual perception form an image of the external world? Do brains from sighted and blind individuals differ and how? In this chapter we discuss recent findings from research in animals as well from functional brain imaging studies in sighted and blind individuals that are shedding new light on how the brain works.

Item Type: Book Section
Identification Number: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374168-4.00027-7
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2016 12:50
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2016 12:50
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3092

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