The Blind Individuals Who See By Sound

Using a technique similar to what bats and dolphins use, human echo-locators navigate using audio cues given off by reflective surfaces in the environment. Few people know that this same technique can work for human beings. But as a matter of fact, echolocation comes quite naturally to people like Daniel Kish, who were deprived of visual information from a young age. Read an excerpt on echolocation from The Superhuman Mind in this month's issue of Discover Magazine.

Hear me on NPR

 Synesthesia is a complex condition in which the senses are mixed. In this episode of St. Louis on the Air, I speak with Don Marsh about how synesthesia research might provide insight as to how the brain works.


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