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Abstract

Imagine that a congenitally blind person has learnt to distinguish and name a sphere and a cube by touch alone. Then imagine that this person suddenly recovers the faculty of sight. Will he be able to distinguish both objects by sight and to say which is the sphere and which the cube?

Keywords

Cataract Operation Eighteenth Century Tactile Sensation Blind Person Sensory Substitution 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

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