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  1. blindsightnoun

    The responsivity shown by some blind or partially blind people to visual stimuli of which they are not consciously aware.


  1. Blindsight

    Blindsight is the ability of people who are cortically blind to respond to visual stimuli that they do not consciously see due to lesions in the primary visual cortex, also known as the striate cortex or Brodmann Area 17. The term was coined by Lawrence Weiskrantz and his colleagues in a paper published in a 1974 issue of Brain. A previous paper studying the discriminatory capacity of a cortically blind patient was published in Nature in 1973.


  1. Blindsight

    Blindsight is the ability of people who are cortically blind due to lesions in their striate cortex, also known as primary visual cortex or V1, to respond to visual stimuli that they do not consciously see. The majority of studies on blindsight are conducted on patients who are blind on only one side of their visual field. Following the destruction of the striate cortex, patients are asked to detect, localize, and discriminate amongst visual stimuli that are presented to their blindside often in a forced-response or guessing situation, even though they cannot actually see the stimulus. Research shows a surprising amount of accuracy in the guesses of blind patients. This ability to guess, at levels significantly above chance, aspects of a visual stimulus, such as location, or type of movement without any conscious awareness of any stimuli is known as Type 1 blindsight. Type 2 blindsight occurs when patients claim to have a feeling that there has been a change within their blind area, for example, movement, but that it was not a visual percept. This phenomenon challenges what we once believed to be true, that perceptions must enter consciousness to affect our behavior. Blindsight shows that our behavior can be guided by sensory information of which we are unaware. It may be thought of as a converse of the form of anosognosia known as Anton–Babinski syndrome, in which there is full cortical blindness along with the confabulation of visual experience.

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  1. blindsight

    Blind-sighted.. Vision loss...when suddenly one becomes temporarily blinded.

    Vision loss by oncoming headlights, dust storm, snow whiteout, flashing lights or the sun.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 20, 2019  

  2. blindsight

    Have heard the word Blind-sighted to refer to someone who is unable to see a complete picture/action's harm beyond its suggestion or appearance.

    Mocking others speech, disability, race & etc.. as if comedy.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 11, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindsight in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blindsight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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