Interview Compilations

Brain plasticity - how a blind person recovered sight
Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Can synesthesia be acquired? Can one acquire synesthesia later in life? In his answer, Dr. Ward points out a few instances in which unused sensory pathways can cause the development of synesthesia-like symptoms after the loss of a sensory system (Like the onset of blindness).... Jamie Ward goCognitive 00:03:07
Ione Fine - Neural Plasticity The brain has an amazing ability to reconfigure itself. During the initial stages of brain development cortical connections are formed and pruned based partially on the experiences of an individual and partially based on the genetic information... Ione Fine goCognitive
Sight Recovery - returning vision after 40 years of blindness Dr. Fine from the University of Washington talks about her interactions with her patient MM who recovered at age 43 from 40 years of blindness. His example is an illustration of the complexity of neural processing - and the opportunities... Ione Fine goCognitive 00:17:06