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Blindsight

Marie toshrimpNOtoSPAM at hotmail.com.invalid
Fri Mar 31 11:47:49 EST 2000


Blindsight is a visual discrimination in the absence of
acknowledged awareness (weisskrantz, 1990).

 Patients with loss of vision following cortical brain damage to
visual cortex, e.g V1 are referred to as cortically blind.  A
person who has lost vision for one half of the visual field
following unilateral damage is referred to having a condition
called hemianopia (unilateral neglect).

My question is simply how could you describe the behavioural
characteristics of these two conditions?  what current models
could explain these?  Could these two conditions be explained by
the same models, and behavioural characteristics or are they
completely separate?










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