The 30th Sir Frederick Bartlett lecture: Fact, artefact, and myth about blindsight
Author: Cowey, Alan
Source: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A, 1 May 2004, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 577-609(33)
Abstract:Blindsight is the ability, still controversial if a vote is taken, of subjects with clinically blind field defects to detect, localize, and discriminate visual stimuli of which the subjects say they are completely unaware--the original definition--or of which they might be aware but not in the sense of experiencing a visual percept. These two conditions are known as blindsight Types I and II. This Bartlett lecture narrates the discovery of blindsight and its mounting opposition, and it evaluates the continuing and often perplexing debate about its standing as a visual cognitive phenomenon.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Oxford Oxford UK