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Computer Program Allows the Blind to 'See' With Sound

sciencehabit (1205606) writes | about 5 months ago

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sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Scientists have developed an algorithm that converts simple grayscale images into musical soundscapes. Even people blind from birth can use the technology to "see" their surroundings and naviagate around a room. Equally intriguing, the part of the subject's brain responsible for vision was active during these tasks, suggesting our thinking about how the brain works may be wrong. Instead of a "vision center" of the brain, for example, we may actually have a region that helps us "see", whether that input comes from sight or sound."
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Beautiful (1)

Hancejourney (3519527) | about 5 months ago | (#46425651)

And they may be able to see bright colors!
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