Hitting head, seeing stars

kenneth paul collins KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Fri Oct 18 20:31:41 EST 1996


Stephen Black wrote:

[snip]

> This may also be my source of the 19th century speculation that "if the
> auditory and visual nerves were crossed, leaving their connections to the
> brain intact, then we could _see_ thunder and _hear_ lightning. I
> understand that this has actually been accomplished anatomically in the
> ferret (Roe et al, 1990). No word from the ferret yet on what this does
> to its perception of a thunderstorm.
> 
> References
> 
> Roe, A. Hahm, J., & Sur, M. (1990). A map of visual space induced in
>   primary auditory cortex. Science, 250, 818-

...this ferret thing is interesting. I'd missed this. I'll give it a read. 
Thank you. ken collins
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