How the Blind “See” Braille: Lessons From Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  title={How the Blind “See” Braille: Lessons From Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging},
  author={N. Sadato},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={577 - 582}
  • N. Sadato
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Neuroscientist
  • What does the visual cortex of the blind do during Braille reading? This process involves converting simple tactile information into meaningful patterns that have lexical and semantic properties. The perceptual processing of Braille might be mediated by the somatosensory system, whereas visual letter identity is accomplished within the visual system in sighted people. Recent advances in functional neuroimaging techniques, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, have enabled exploration… CONTINUE READING
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