The motion vision of the blind and the modularity of consciousness.

  • Shigeyuki Zeki
  • Published 1995 in Transactions of the Medical Society of London


Humans blinded by lesions of the primary visual receiving cortex, area V1, can sometimes see certain attributes of the visible world, and in particular motion, crudely but consciously. This article examines why and enquires into the insights to be drawn from such a study.