Neuroscience

Making sense of how the blind 'see' color

What do you think of when you think of a rainbow? If you're sighted, you're probably imagining colors arcing through the sky just after the rain.

Ophthalmology

Organic printing inks may restore sight to blind people

A simple retinal prosthesis is under development by Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. Fabricated using cheap and widely available organic pigments used in printing inks and cosmetics, it consists ...

Ophthalmology

How a blind artist has challenged our understanding of colour

For centuries, people who were born blind have been the intellectual curios of philosophers studying consciousness. This is particularly true for those exploring the way our consciousness is effected by our bodies, especially ...

Medical research

From pixels to taxels—a new world of opportunities for the blind

Digital technologies evolve at an incredible pace. Yet, they are still leaving people behind: visually-impaired people, for example, are completely locked out from the use of touchscreen devices. An EU-funded consortium has ...

Other

Exploring the potential of human echolocation

People who are visually impaired will often use a cane to feel out their surroundings. With training and practice, people can learn to use the pitch, loudness and timbre of echoes from the cane or other sounds to navigate ...

Neuroscience

Blind people have brain map for 'visual' observations too

Is what you're looking at an object, a face, or a tree? When processing visual input, our brain uses different areas to recognize faces, body parts, scenes, and objects. Scientists at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, ...

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