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Vision Center of Brain Responding to Sounds in Blind Children
An MRI scan of a persons head shows the brainA recent study, by a scientist at John Hopkins University, has shown that the vision center of a blind child’s brain responds to sound, especially spoken language.
 
“The traditional view is that cortical function is rigidly constrained by evolution. We found in childhood, the human cortex is remarkably flexible,” said those involved in the study.
 
This knowledge may help to adapt teaching for visually impaired children. It may also be helpful for people who have brain injuries as it may lead to the ability to retrain uninjured areas on the brain to do tasks apart from what they currently do.
 
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The amazing adaptability of the brain’s vision center

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