Friday, February 26, 2010

How Brains Learn to See

At the end of this month, researcher Pawan Sinha gave a TED talk on "How Brains Learns to See," posted at

Sinha begins by explaining the dismal prospects for children in developing countries with vision impairments, who face a shortage of care in the early years and, after age 4 or 5, dwindling hopes that their brains will ever learn to process visual information. He describes the efforts of Project Prakash, an organization to locate Indian children in need, provide free vision-recovery treatments, and conduct research into how the brain interprets visual data. Near the end, he also discusses dynamic vision processing in individuals with autism.

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