2 3 live&learn&rejoice: Seeing is believing?

April 10, 2011

Seeing is believing?

From an article by Greg Miller dated April 10 2011 posted on the online version of Science......

If a person regains his sight (after being blind for a long period of time), can he/she recognize objects by sight that were once known to him/her only by touch?

Well, maybe, maybe not.  What results of a study in India seemed to show is that immediately after surgery (i.e., within 48 hours), the children (whose sight had been restored) did not do so well in recognizing by sight objects that they had known by touch.  But, when the children were retested (when back home with their families) a few days later, they were successful (80% of the time) in recognizing by sight the objects once known only by touch.

The mind works in strange ways.....