Boy can see without primary visual cortex of brain
|December 8, 2017||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, Naturalism|
From Alice Klein at NewScientist:
An Australian boy missing the visual processing centre of his brain has baffled doctors by seeming to have near-normal sight.
However, BI has remarkably well-preserved vision, says Iñaki-Carril Mundiñano at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. “You wouldn’t think he is blind,” he says. “He navigates his way around without any problems and plays soccer and video games,” (paywall) More.
But then, as per David Robson at BBC, there’s also blindsight,
Clearly, despite his blindness, Daniel’s healthy eyes were still watching the world and passing the information to his unconscious, which was guiding his behaviour. Publishing a report in 1974, Weiskrantz coined the term “blindsight” to describe this fractured conscious state. “Some were sceptical, of course, but it has held its own and become an accepted phenomenon,” Weiskrantz says today. And over the following decades, the condition has come to answer some fundamental questions about the human mind. More.
See also: If the mind is an illusion, how can amputees control robotic arms?
Neurosurgeon: Craniopagus twins demonstrate separate “souls” without separate brains The 21st century is not turning out at all the way pundits thought.
Psychologists: Consciousness is an illusion, like a rainbow.
Nature, as defined today, cannot be all there is. Science demonstrates that.