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How the Blind Draw

Blind and sighted people use many of the same devices in sketching their surroundings, suggesting that vision and touch are closely linked

January 1, 1997 — John M. Kennedy

How the Blind Draw

Blind and sighted people use many of the same devices in sketching their surroundings, suggesting that vision and touch are closely linked

September 1, 2006 — John M. Kennedy

Smart Cane Could Help Blind ID Faces

High-tech sticks could help visually impaired people spot obstacles and even identify acquaintances as they approach. Larry Greenemeier reports 

May 26, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier

Blind Spots

Investigating how the visual system compensates for gaps in perception is helping researchers to elucidate how the brain processes images

May 1, 1992 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Driver's med: Rearview mirror, sans the blind spot

A mathematician with a passion for optics has devised a rearview mirror that he says eliminates that bane of lane-changing, the blind spot. Andrew Hicks, an associate math professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, designed a convex driver's side mirror that gives a wide field of view without significantly distorting the reflected image.

January 19, 2009 — John Matson

Uncanny Sight in the Blind

Some people who are blind because of brain damage have "blindsight": an extraordinary ability to react to emotions on faces and even navigate around obstacles without knowing they can see anything

May 1, 2010 — Beatrice de Gelder

Mind the Gap

The brain, like nature, abhors a vacuum

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Mind the Gap

The brain, like nature, abhors a vacuum

April 1, 2005 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

Electrons Dance the Rhumba

Klystron, Generator of Powerful Ultra High-Frequency Radio Waves, Useful in Blind Landing System for Planes

January 1, 1940 — Andrew R. Boone

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