I do not have much to say except that this is further evidence of neuron plasticity.
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The vOICe can do much more. It is a full blown visual prosthesis. I use it as my primary tool to take photographs.
It is indeed all about the brain interpretting images. You do need to learn a few tricks such as judging perspectives; as for the debate in the comments section, the community does indeed appreciate art. The photographer makes the offer of a bunch of pixels and if people like it, he creates more.
A fascinating article on augmented reality. The vOICe could be used to facilitate this process by helping the user point the camwra. The vOICe on the pc can handle OCR. It can also read shortcodes.
This is handy not only when using the vOICe but also when you have one of them senior moments so that you can see what part of the brain is forgetting. It could be interesting to then stimulate memory using TMS or something. Talk about mind control!
Nothing new but it is good to have research prove rthis.
I do not see how though active echolocation can distinguish between trees and so on. Passive echolocation is good and is better for gauging distance.
This is my experience of course.