There is an important new proposal that "blindsight"-the ability to detect and identify visual stimuli by forcedchoice guessing and in the absence of conscious awareness when they fall in blind regions of the visual field-is a function of residual "islands" of undamaged visual cortex. This stands in contrast to the widely accepted view that blindsight is exclusively a function of secondary visual pathways. According to the new view, residual vision in blindsight should be patchy. Thus, when a...Expand abstract
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Residual Vision in Multiple Retinal Locations within a Scotoma: Implications for Blindsight.
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