The ability to respond to visual stimuli without consciously perceiving them. This condition can occur after certain types of brain damage.
- 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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