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    Well you know according to some studies most americans would not reconise Osama which is probibly why (what's that comic with pig, rat, zebra) is making fun of family circus.
    Okay that was totally off topic but I thought is was interesting. I shall stop the babble

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    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ June 28 2005,12:26)]another thing... do we all have the same amount of cones and rods?
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    Quote[/b] ]we read about a study in which people whom had been blind from birth had their sight restored; it is possible for someone who has never seen to begin seeing (after all, how would infants be able to see if starting blind meant being blind forever?)
    on ADULT people? hmm... that's very interesting. I thought after a while you could never get your sight back.
    Men typically have a slightly higher ratio of rods to cones, and sometimes it's biased far on the side of rods, which is why colorblindness is more common in men than women. Everyone's eyes are different - we don't even have the same wiring scheme for the nerves from one person to another. They all operate in basically the same way, but each eye is sculpted by the circumstances under which it came to be.
    As for adults having fully restored sight, no, I don't think it was very successful on older patients, and you're probably right that there is a certain cutoff age past which the brain won't make use of the newly available sense. Most of the time people went from being totally blind to not totally blind - I don't think anyone, even the children who recieved the restoration, had particularly good eyesight afterwards. But some sight is better than no sight.
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    When did I say 'eh'? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] .

    TheAlphaWolf- I saw a show with that girl. It was about feral children and such, and they said that if you dont stimulate your brain before the growing phase, that area of your brain will never activate, like speach and such. She did get to see things though, even if she was in a very dark room. Zongyi
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    yeah... and other parts of the brain will take over for the unused part. For example in blind people, their visual cortex is taken over by other senses like touch and hearing, etc. That's why they can hear better and stuff. In studies where people were blinfolded though, it grew but then if you take the blindfold off they go back to normal. There's just not enough space in our skulls :P
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Tre, this is the kind of stuff I think of all the time... probably out of boredome and brain numbness. I've thought of alot of unheard-of quantum-physics-like theories about things. It's sort of a pasttime since I have no life.
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    Wow....
    This feels like a zippy the pinhead strip.

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    Or like new college students after some beers (too many) and some philosophy or physics classes (too few).
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    apple rings.. what more can i say? FlytrapGurl's Avatar
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    Why does everybody think this is so insane? Wow, a new idea, how crazy is THAT?!!?!
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