Download e-book for kindle: Blindsight_ a case study and implications by Lawrence Weiskrantz

By Lawrence Weiskrantz

Harm to the neocortex is usually understood to bring about blindness. reviews of a few sufferers who've suffered from this way of blindness have, however, printed that they could discriminate specific sorts of visible occasions inside their "blind" box. even though, sufferers achieve this with no being conscious of this skill: they believe they're in basic terms "guessing". This phenomenon has been termed "blindsight" via Professor Weiskrantz and his collaborators, who have been one of the first to explain it. It has attracted enormous curiosity between neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers, who see attainable implications for theories of notion and for awareness.
This now vintage booklet, first released in 1986, supplies an account of study over the variety of years right into a specific case blindsight, including a dialogue of the ancient and neurological heritage. A different circumstances stated through different investigators and a few theoretical and sensible matters and implications are reviewed. All neuroscientists and psychologists with an curiosity within the phenomena will welcome this reissued model.

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