Do you hear what I see? How blind individuals understand the auditory world.


Ione Fine

(University of Washington)

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Date: December 7, 2016


Individuals who become blind early in life show superior performance on a wide range of auditory tasks. However, the neural basis of this improved performance is still not well understood. Using a combination of BOLD neuroimaging, behavioral testing and computational modeling, I will describe current research in my laboratory trying to understand the relationship between altered brain responses and the extraordinary ability of blind people to make sense of the auditory world.

Created: Friday, December 9th, 2016