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Blind VisionThe Neuroscience of Visual Impairment$
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Zaira Cattaneo and Tomaso Vecchi

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015035

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.001.0001

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Low Vision

Low Vision

Chapter:
(p.136) (p.137) 6 Low Vision
Source:
Blind Vision
Author(s):

Cattaneo Zaira

Vecchi Tomaso

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.003.0006

This chapter focuses on different types of low vision and their effect on perceptual cognitive abilities, and examines studies on spatial imagery capabilities of people with blurred vision. It discusses studies which reveal the possibility that inter-sensory compensatory mechanisms differ in people with partial visual impairment and people who are totally blind. Studies conducted on six people reveal that low vision does not restrict people from generating visual presentations similar to their familiar environments. The chapter presents a study which investigates the association of monocular blindness with visual perception along with the effects that binocular deprivation has on basic visual functions.

Keywords:   low vision, perceptual cognitive abilities, spatial imagery, visual impairment, binocular deprivation

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