Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

In this book, Zaira Cattaneo and Tomaso Vecchi examine the effects of blindness and other types of visual deficit on the development and functioning of the human cognitive system. Drawing on behavioral and neurophysiological data, Cattaneo and Vecchi analyze research on mental imagery, spatial cognition, and compensatory mechanisms at the sensorial, cognitive, and cortical levels in individuals with complete or profound visual impairment. They find that our brain does not need our eyes to “see”.

Details

Place of publication

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publisher

MIT Press

Year

2011

Number of pages

270 pages

Language

English

ISBN

9780262015035

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Open stacks

Illustrations

Yes

Bibliography

Yes

UDC code and author sign

300.1 Cat

Volumes

1

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