Is blindsight like normal, near-threshold vision?

@article{Azzopardi1997IsBL,
  title={Is blindsight like normal, near-threshold vision?},
  author={P. J. Azzopardi and Alan Cowey},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={94 25},
  pages={
          14190-4
        }
}
Blindsight is the rare and paradoxical ability of some human subjects with occipital lobe brain damage to discriminate unseen stimuli in their clinically blind field defects when forced-choice procedures are used, implying that lesions of striate cortex produce a sharp dissociation between visual performance and visual awareness. Skeptics have argued that this is no different from the behavior of normal subjects at the lower limits of conscious vision, at which such dissociations could arise… CONTINUE READING

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