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Submission + - Computer Program Allows the Blind to 'See' With Sound (sciencemag.org) 1

sciencehabit writes: Scientists have developed an algorithm that converts simple grayscale images into musical soundscapes. Even people blind from birth can use the technology to "see" their surroundings and naviagate around a room. Equally intriguing, the part of the subject's brain responsible for vision was active during these tasks, suggesting our thinking about how the brain works may be wrong. Instead of a "vision center" of the brain, for example, we may actually have a region that helps us "see", whether that input comes from sight or sound.
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Computer Program Allows the Blind to 'See' With Sound

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