Using Sound to See

In sighted people, the part of the brain that recognizes faces is linked to the brain's visual system. But in blind people it seems wired to circuits that process sound.

Interesting report about the part of the brain that is responsible for facial recognition. Six blind people were trained to recognize faces by sound cues and it ends up that they use the same area of the brain that sighted people use to visually recognize faces.

You can check it out at http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/11/21/365486921/blind-from-birth-but-able-to-use-sound-to-see-faces.

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