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The role of visual deprivation and experience on the performance of sensory substitution devices

Stronks, Christiaan; Nau, Amy C.; Ibbotson, Michael R; Barnes, Nick


It is commonly accepted that the blind can partially compensate for their loss of vision by developing enhanced abilities with their remaining senses. This visual compensation may be related to the fact that blind people rely on their other senses in everyday life. Many studies have indeed shown that experience plays an important role in visual compensation. Numerous neuroimaging studies have shown that the visual cortices of the blind are recruited by other functional brain areas and can...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Brain Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2015.06.033


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