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The ability of a blind person to sense the presence of a light source.


(Psychology) the ability to respond to visual stimuli without having any conscious visual experience; it can occur after some forms of brain damage



the ability of a blind person to sense accurately a light source or other visual stimulus.
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This article discusses blindsight, a phenomenon in which patients respond to stimuli presented to their perimetrically defined blind field.
However, some researchers have pointed out a number of phenomena that have no place in such a disembodied understanding of how humans think about and experience the world, such as blindsight (Carlson, 2014) and mirror neurons (Carlson, 2014; Keysers, 2011).
"Blindsight: Eyes-free access to mobile phones," in Proc.
Is alexithymia the emotional equivalent of blindsight? Biological Psychiatry 1997; 42:834-844.
Leemann, "Facial blindsight," Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, vol.
See generally Andrew Taslitz, Racial Blindsight: The Absurdity of Color-Blind Criminal Justice, 5 OHIO ST.
Eleonore Stump, "Faith, Wisdom, Testimony," suggests that the way faith provides knowledge without direct acquaintance is analogous to blindsight, as described in Lawrence Weiskrantz, Blindsight (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
Aside from O'Callaghan's unfortunate overstating of the abilities of those with blindsight (86-87), Pacherie's discussion of Libet and Wegner's controversial interpretations of their own experimental findings will stoke the passions (102-5), whilst at the same time be useful for pure philosophy students as a starting point for understanding the reasoning skills needed to interpret psychological results.
This compelling and novel claim with respect to Gee's (adult) fiction is defended through the close textual analysis of The Plumb Trilogy (1995), Prowlers (1987), Going West (1993), Crime Story (1994), and Blindsight (2005).
For example, people with blindsight are unable to perceive certain regions of their visual field consciously.