How Your Other Senses React To BlindnessA study by Mass. Eye and Ear concludes that those who are blind at birth or before age 3 have new connections made in their brains which significantly enhance their other senses - hearing, touch, taste, and smell, as well as cognitive functions such as memory and language.
A study used 3 types of brain scans to show that people who lost their site early or at birth have significant differences in their brains from normally sighted individuals of the same age. These brain changes permit the other non-sight senses to function at a heightened level.
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