- ISBN: 9780307594556 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0307594556 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 263 p.) : ill.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
|General Note:|| "A Borzoi book" -- T.p. verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (p. -252) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Sight reading -- Recalled to life -- A man of letters -- Face-blind -- Stereo Sue -- Persistence of vision: a journal -- The mind's eye.
|Summary, etc.:|| Includes stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and faculties: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, and the sense of sight. This book is a testament to the complexity of vision and the brain and to the power of creativity and adaptation, and it provides a whole new perspective on the power of language and communication, as we try to imagine what it is to perceive through another person's eyes, or another person's mind.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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