Heighten Your Senses By Simulating Blindness!
Out of LSD? Just 15 Minutes of Sensory Deprivation Triggers Hallucinations
"You don't need psychedelic drugs to start seeing colors and objects that aren't really there. Just 15 minutes of near-total sensory deprivation can bring on hallucinations in many otherwise sane individuals."
'Blindness' May Rapidly Enhance Other Senses
"Not only is there a real connection between vision and other senses, but that connection is important to better understand the underlying mechanisms that can quickly trigger sensory changes, according to new research."
Simulated Blindness Can Lead To Recovery of Hearing Loss
"Minimizing a person's sight for as little as a week may help improve the brain's ability to process hearing."
Crossmodal Induction of Thalamocortical Potentiation Leads to Enhanced Information Processing in the Auditory Cortex
"Sensory systems do not work in isolation; instead they show interactions that are specifically uncovered during sensory loss."
Altered Cross-Modal Processing in the Primary Auditory Cortex of Congenitally Deaf Adults: A Visual-Somatosensory fMRI Study with a Double-Flash Illusion
"The developing brain responds to the environment by using statistical correlations in input to guide functional and structural changes-that is, the brain displays neuroplasticity."
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