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Can We Restore Sight For The Blind?

Are there any technologies that can allow the blind to see again? Follow Dr. Kiki on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkiki Check out her website: http://www.kirstensanford.com/ Read More: How does the brain adapt to the restoration of eyesight? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150119082752.htm "Recent scientific advances have meant that eyesight can be partially restored to those who previously would have been blind for life. " Tracking the evolution of crossmodal plasticity and visual functions before and after sight-restoration http://jn.physiology.org/content/early/2014/12/15/jn.00420.2014 "Visual deprivation leads to massive reorganization in both the structure and function of the occipital cortex, raising crucial challenges for sight-restoration. We tracked the behavioral, structural and neurofunctional changes occurring in an early and severely visually impaired patient before, 1.5 and 7 months after sight restoration using magnetic resonance imaging." Blind People 'See' Shapes, Navigate Using Echoes http://www.livescience.com/14327-blind-people-echolocation-brains.html "Some blind people are able to use the sound of echoes to "see" where things are and to navigate their environment. Now, a new study finds that these people may even be using visual parts of their brains to process the sounds." https://www.fightforsight.org ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

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