Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

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Clarendon Press, 1986 - Drama - 187 pages
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The author and his collaborators were among the first to describe blindsight, the phenomenon in which patients who are blind due to damage to the neocortex can nevertheless discriminate certain types of visual events within their blind fields, even though they believe they are only guessing. This book gives a detailed account of the research conducted over ten years on an individual case of blindsight, together with a discussion of the historical and neurological background of the patient. It also reviews cases reported by other investigators and discusses the theoretical and practical issues and implications of this fascinating occurrence for psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers.

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Contents

Background
3
Clinical history and early testing
20
Part II
23
Copyright

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About the Author:
One of the century's most distinguished neuropsychologists, Lawrence Weiskrantz is a Professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University.

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