Re: vision chip

Anders Sandberg (
Sat, 2 Aug 1997 23:26:54 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 2 Aug 1997 wrote:

> I heard that science cured a blind person (he was blind since birth) but when
> they cured him he freaked out and couldnt handle it. It was a total new
> dimension to his consciousness, you have to prepare for that spiritually.

Yes, I have heard this story (there are several cases like this,
usually involving people born with cataracts). Since their visual
cortices didn't get any input during the critical periods of early
childhood, they didn't organize properly and when they could see they
had no working three-dimensional perception. I'm not sure how well
they learned to handle it, as far as I know no amount of spiritual
preparation can organize a working visual cortex. On the other hand,
I think that training could help, at least partially (the brain is
amazingly flexible), but if the low-level functions have noot been
developed during the critical periods normal perception may be

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