One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The ability to respond to visual stimuli without consciously perceiving them. This condition can occur after certain types of brain damage.
- ‘And then there is the fact - illustrated beautifully by Humphrey's own work on blindsight - that phenomenal consciousness is not necessary for the perceptual guidance of action.’
- ‘The technique is reported as noninvasive and safe and will allow scientists to study a phenomenon of blindsight - the ability of some blind people to sense and accurately describe objects they cannot see.’
- ‘Since the latter pathway is still intact in the patient with blindsight, he or she can use it for reaching for the object.’
- ‘He discusses different kinds of deviant phenomenal models of reality such as agnosia, neglect, blindsight, hallucinations and dreams.’
- ‘In ingenious experiments, monkeys with damage to the visual cortex showed blindsight.’
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