Definition of blindsight in English:

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blindsight

Pronunciation: /ˈblīndsīt/

noun

Medicine
The ability to respond to visual stimuli without consciously perceiving them. This condition can occur after certain types of brain damage.
Example sentences
  • And then there is the fact - illustrated beautifully by Humphrey's own work on blindsight - that phenomenal consciousness is not necessary for the perceptual guidance of action.
  • The technique is reported as noninvasive and safe and will allow scientists to study a phenomenon of blindsight - the ability of some blind people to sense and accurately describe objects they cannot see.
  • In ingenious experiments, monkeys with damage to the visual cortex showed blindsight.

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Syllabification: blind·sight

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