September 1, 2015

Twenty Days Of Training Can Shrink Your Blind Spot And Possibly Help With Vision Impairment

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"Want to shrink your blind spot? It might take just twenty days of training.

The authors of the study recruited ten people to take part in a 20-day long training regimen. They were presented with the image of a ring centered around the very edge of the blind spot in one eye, which could expand or decrease in size. The authors then sent a wave of dark and light bands through the image, asking the participants to correctly tell them which direction these waves were moving in; additionally, they were asked about the ring’s color.

Being able to adjust the ring’s size so that the subjects could accurately figure the direction of the wave about 70 percent of the time, the authors slowly but surely trained them to see better."

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