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The majority of us use specific brain regions for each sensory modality to perceive the environment. The visual regions of a blind person’s brain are great real estate ripe for development because of its exceptional adaptability.Researchers Norman and Thaler of Durham University in the UK examined the special abilities of human echolocators in a new paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience. These are blind individuals with the ability to navigate their world using click sounds made by their mouths, hearing the resulting echoes, and using that information to sense objects and the shape of their environment.To investigate what sets echolocators apart, the researchers measured the brain activity of sighted controls, blind controls, and echolocators using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

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