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By Zaira Cattaneo,Tomaso Vecchi

ISBN-10: 026201503X

ISBN-13: 9780262015035

Can a blind individual see? The very thought turns out paradoxical. And but, if we conceive of "seeing" because the skill to generate inner psychological representations which may include visible information, the belief of blind imaginative and prescient turns into an idea topic to research. during this e-book, Zaira Cattaneo and Tomaso Vecchi study the consequences of blindness and different forms of visible deficit at the improvement and functioning of the human cognitive procedure. Drawing on behavioral and neurophysiological info, Cattaneo and Vecchi study study on psychological imagery, spatial cognition, and compensatory mechanisms on the sensorial, cognitive, and cortical degrees in people with whole or profound visible impairment. They locate that our mind doesn't want our eyes to "see."Cattaneo and Vecchi deal with serious questions of vast significance: the connection of visible notion to imagery and dealing reminiscence and the level to which psychological imagery relies on general imaginative and prescient; the useful and neural relationships among imaginative and prescient and the opposite senses; the explicit elements of the visible event which are the most important to cognitive improvement or particular cognitive mechanisms; and the extreme plasticity of the mind -- as illustrated incidentally that, within the blind, the visible cortex might be reorganized to help different perceptual or cognitive funtions. within the absence of imaginative and prescient, the opposite senses paintings as sensible substitutes and are usually greater. With Blind Vision, Cattaneo and Vecchi tackle the "tyranny of the visual," pointing to the significance of the opposite senses in cognition.

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