Tactile Sensory Substitution Studies

  title={Tactile Sensory Substitution Studies},
  author={Paul Bach-y-Rita},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • P. Bach-y-Rita
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: Forty years ago a project to explore late brain plasticity was initiated that was to lead into a broad area of sensory substitution studies. The questions at that time were: Can a person who has never seen learn to see as an adult? Is the brain sufficiently plastic to develop an entirely new sensory system? The short answer to both questions is yes, first clearly demonstrated in 1969 ( Bach‐y‐Rita et al., 1969 ). To reach that conclusion, it was first necessary to find a way to get… 
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