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May 30, 2012Science and Technology
Listening to improve sight? Sounds crazy, but could work

New research is showing that patients who are blind on one side of their visual field benefit from hearing sounds from that side. After passively hearing sounds for just hour, their visual detection of light in their blind half improved significantly. The researchers think that neural networks that process both light and sound could be responsible for the quick improvement and hope that this could lead to an entirely new type of treatment for certain vision problems.

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