Nehemiah Loury

Nehemiah Loury - Nehemiah Loury Science of Psychology Seen but Unseen Vision has always been the primary sense that human beings used to comprehend

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Nehemiah Loury Science of Psychology 2/17/10 “Seen but Unseen”
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Vision has always been the primary sense that human beings used to comprehend the world around them. The large majority of us take sight and understanding what we are seeing for granted because our brains have been programmed to automatically process visual information. However, if those who have lacked vision for almost their entire lives were able to regain it in the middle, would they be able to discern the visual world as easily as us or would they struggle to effectively use a sense that they have never had before? As the article Sight Unseen by Michael Abrahams teaches us, vision may be a more complex sense than first meets the eye. The subject of the article, Mike May, is a blind man who lost his vision at the age of three when his eyes were damaged in an accident. His left eye was completely destroyed and the cornea of the right was scarred. This scarring affected May’s vision because the cornea is a
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course ENG W2018 taught by Professor Niccolas during the Spring '10 term at Columbia.

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Nehemiah Loury - Nehemiah Loury Science of Psychology Seen but Unseen Vision has always been the primary sense that human beings used to comprehend

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