Quirks and Quarks

Subject: Quirks and Quarks
From: James Bailey (electricstorm@ckln.fm)
Date: Sat Aug 06 2005 - 13:29:03 EDT


I just finished listening to an amazing edition of CBC's Q & Q programme.
It's a repeat of one originally broadcast in April that I somehow missed.

It can be accessed here: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/archives/04-05/apr02.html

The first item is what would have the most relevance to this list, as it
concerns a woman who was blinded by a fire 25 years ago, but is now able
to see, albeit in a quite rudimentary sense. By using a portable computer
system that picks up images from a small camera mounted on a pair of
sunglasses, her brain is able to create what she perceives as objects from
stereo audio signals generated from the camera image.

I defy anyone to *not* be astounded by this. I know the brain is capable
of quite astonishing adaptations, but this has just raised the bar a
little higher, in my opinion.

James Bailey
host: Electric Storm / A Missing Sense
CKLN-FM 88.1 Toronto
www.ckln.fm electricstorm@ckln.fm

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