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Blindsight

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posted on Dec, 1 2004 @ 01:34 PM
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Evidence of sensory perception outside the know senses: Blindsight.



On the one hand, blindsighted persons claim to see nothing within their blind areas: they say that they do not to have any visual experiences of objects presented within the blind field. In accordance with this, they are not able to react spontanously to optical stimuli presented in the blind area, and they also cannot decide on their own, whether something was presented to them in the blind field, and how the presented objects look like.
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For example, blindsighted persons can give mostly correct answers about the presence and absence of points of light, and they are also able to distinguish simple geometrical forms and patterns. With regard to optical stimuli of this kind the rate of success of blindsighted persons is between 80 to 90 % of the rate of success of persons with normal sight.


serendip.brynmawr.edu...

Test your own blindsightedness:
serendip.brynmawr.edu...

Feel a stare?



There is evidence to suggest that individuals not only believe in their ability to detect an unseen gaze, but may genuinely be able to do so. The present study reviewed past research and sought to determine whether such a phenomenon was empirically demonstrable


www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...

Just some food for thought,
Radardog




posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 09:13 PM
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Yes, blindsight is real...

But it is not supernatural, nor a sixth sense, just a variation of normal sight: blindsighted people have a very special disfunction in the cerebral cortex, not in their eyes.

(I'll try to be as clear as possible)

When we see, action potetials from the retina travel via Optical Nerves to two different pathways: the talamofugal and the tectofugal pathways. the talamofugal pathway connects towards the visual cortex, participating in conscious sight. Even if this pathway is damaged, the tectofugal pathway remains, which participates in unconscious sight. That's why blindsighted people can insert envelopes through narrow apertures and locate sources of light, even if they are not consciously seeing...



posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 01:03 PM
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Ive heard of monks and holymen, as well as the average blind person, that learn to see with different parts of their bodys like their forehead and fingers. the idea is that the mind can percieve different realities no matter what, you just have to know how to tap into it...by meditation or somethin.



posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 01:06 PM
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Ive heard of monks and holymen, as well as the average blind person, that learn to see with different parts of their bodys like their forehead and fingers. the idea is that the mind can percieve different realities no matter what, you just have to know how to tap into it...by meditation or somethin.




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