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Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind

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In 1910, the surgeons Moreau and LePrince wrote about their successful operation on an eight-year-old boy who had been blind since birth because of cataracts. When the boy's eyes were healed they removed the bandages and, waving a hand in front of the child's physically perfect eyes, asked him what he saw. "I don't know," was his only reply. What he saw was only a varying brightness in front of him. However, when allowed to touch the hand as it began to move, he cried out in a voice of triumph, "It's moving!" He could feel ...

Catching the Light: The Entwined History of Light and Mind 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195095753

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