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Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Zaira Cattaneo and Tomaso Vecchi


Can a blind person see? The very idea seems paradoxical. And yet, if we conceive of “seeing” as the ability to generate internal mental representations that may contain visual details, the idea of blind vision becomes a concept worth investigating. This book examines the effects of blindness and other types of visual deficits on the development and functioning of the human cognitive system. Drawing on behavioral and neurophysiological data, it analyzes research on mental imagery, spatial cognition, and compensatory mechanisms at the sensorial, cognitive, and cortical levels in individuals with ... More

Keywords: blind vision, behavioral data, neurophysiological data, mental imagery, spatial cognition, compensatory mechanisms, imagery, visual experience, cognitive development, cognitive mechanisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262015035
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zaira Cattaneo, author

Tomaso Vecchi, author