[Menvi-discuss] Update On Me
csmart8 at cogeco.ca
Thu May 10 20:56:18 PDT 2012
Ooo neat Ben! I had no idea anybody was developing mainstream games
Thanks, I'll google it.
At 10:28 PM 5/10/2012, you wrote:
>for you and other folks withROP, I think we just have to wait and
>see. I'm convinced that the brain has the plasticity to interpret
>"vision" in adulthood, probably never as good as learning as a
>spongy 5-year-old, but more along the lines as "English as a
>second language." Good enough to navigate, which is an amazing
>autonomous activity, very liberating.
>For the practical implications, read "Crashing Through" by Mike
>May. I think that's how biological vision restoration or
>artificial vision would work for someone who missed the benefit of
>"learning to see" from 0-6 or 10. or so.
>On a positive note, I hope you'll all check out the xBox 360 game
>"In the Pit" -- it's a completely non-visual game, based on 5-1
>surround sound effects, all black, no visuals.
>I mention this only because I loved video games when I could see
>and a Microsoft rep mentioned this particular game at CSUN 2012
>for blind folks. If it's true that vision lights up 70% of your
>brain but music (sound) lights up 100%, then this could be a very
>interesting game indeed.
>Plus, really fun to play with your sighted peers / siblings in the
>dark, where you now have the advantage!
>At 09:41 PM 5/10/2012, you wrote:
>>Thanks for posting that Ben. I'm not in Chella's situation, and
>>since I was born blind (premature), I doubt my visual cortex has
>>ever processed visual information. It has probably retasked
>>itself over the years to interpret other stimuli like sound or touch.
>>That said, I'm always interested in developments in this area!
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