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Learning to See Late in Life

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Air date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 3:00:00 PM
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Views: Total views: 254, (88 Live, 166 On-demand)
Category: Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
Runtime: 01:09:44
Description: The hope inherent in pursuing basic research is that sometime in the future the work will prove beneficial to society. This fruition can often take many years. However, in some instances, even the conduct of basic research can yield tangible societal benefits. Dr. Sinha will describe an effort that perhaps fits in this category. Named 'Project Prakash', this initiative provides sight to blind children on the one hand and helps address questions regarding brain plasticity and learning on the other. Through a combination of behavioral and brain-imaging studies, the effort has provided evidence of visual learning late in childhood and has illuminated some of the processes that might underlie such learning.

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NLM Title: Learning to see late in life [electronic resource] / Pawan Sinha.
Series: Wednesday afternoon lecture series
Author: Sinha, Pawan.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Other Title(s): Wednesday afternoon lecture series
Abstract: (CIT): The hope inherent in pursuing basic research is that sometime in the future the work will prove beneficial to society. This fruition can often take many years. However, in some instances, even the conduct of basic research can yield tangible societal benefits. Dr. Sinha will describe an effort that perhaps fits in this category. Named 'Project Prakash', this initiative provides sight to blind children on the one hand and helps address questions regarding brain plasticity and learning on the other. Through a combination of behavioral and brain-imaging studies, the effort has provided evidence of visual learning late in childhood and has illuminated some of the processes that might underlie such learning.
Subjects: Blindness--rehabilitation
Brain--physiology
Child
India
Learning--physiology
Neuronal Plasticity--physiology
Visual Perception--physiology
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: WL 337
NLM ID: 101587406
CIT Live ID: 10525
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?17283

 

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