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This Is How the Brain Rewires Itself to Boost Other Senses in Blind People - Nature World News

Blind people may not be able to see, but many develop impressive ultra-heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch. Maybe not to the extent of the fictional superhero Daredevil, but some can come pretty close. According to a report from Medical Xpress ...and more »

How blind people's brains rewire to improve other senses - Medical News Today

A new study delves into the neurological changes in people with blindness. It demonstrates that losing one's sight before the age of 3 causes long-term alterations and subsequent enhancements to the other senses. [Interconnected brain cells]. New ...and more »

Why Other Senses May Be Heightened in Blind People - Live Science

People who are blind really do have enhanced abilities in their other senses, according to a new, small study. The research used detailed brain scans to compare the brains of people who were blind to the brains of people who were not blind. The study ...and more »

Brain 'Rewires' to Work Around Early Blindness - WebMD

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blindness at an early age triggers the brain to make new connections that enhance hearing, smell and touch, as well as memory and language, a new study suggests. Researchers used MRIs to scan the brains of ...and more »

Brain 'rewires' itself to enhance other senses in blind people - Science Daily

Date: March 22, 2017; Source: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; Summary: The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of ...and more »

How the brains of blind people are rewired to boost their other senses - International Business Times UK

The brain of blind people goes through anatomical and functional changes to compensate for the absence of vision, scientists have said. This may result in all their other senses being enhanced. Many studies have suggested that blindness from birth or ...and more »

Blind People's Brains Rewire Themselves to Enhance Other Senses - Smithsonian

MRI Blind. “MRI. Scientists used this MRI scanner to compare the brains of blind and sighted people. (Boston University Medical School Center for Biomedical Imaging). By Erin Blakemore. March 23, 2017. It's scientific canard so old it ...and more »

Brains Of Those Born Blind Rewire To Heighten Other Senses, And Enhance Cognitive Abilities - Medical Daily

blind The brains of the blind are wired differently than those who are able to see. Photo Courtesy of Pixabay. Share · Tweet · Share · E-mail. People who are born blind often have heightened sensitivity in other senses such as touch or hearing, and now ...and more »

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses - Zee News

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the US used MRI multimodal brain imaging techniques to reveal these changes in a group of 12 subjects with early blindness and they compared the scans to a group of 16 normally sighted subjects ...and more »

Blind people's brains 'rewire' to boost other senses - Deccan Chronicle

Neuroplastic brain changes occurring as a result of early ocular blindness may be more widespread than initially thought. The connections that appear to be unique in those with profound blindness suggest that the brain "rewires" itself in the absence ...and more »