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ref: -0 tags: blind seeing tongue plasticity learning date: 10-08-2008 17:49 gmt revision:1 [0] [head]

“Seeing” through the tongue: cross-modal plasticity in the congenitally blind

  • tested their tongue display unit on sighted and blind volunteers; the blind volunteers showed increased PET signal in their occipital lobe, while the sighted (blindfolded) volunteers did not, though both achieved the same levels of performance on a orientation discrimination task after one week of intensive training.
  • TDU unit has 144 contacts.
  • spatial learning with this is apparently robust and rapid with people!