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The Blind and the Mathematically Inclined

in Science in the Age of Sensibility: The Sentimental Empiricists of the French Enlightenment

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226720784
eISBN:
9780226720852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226720852.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Vision was the Enlightenment's supreme sense, and the philosophers' preoccupation with it activated a midcentury explosion of interest in blindness, specifically in the thoughts and sentiments of ... More


Imagery and Working Memory Processes in the Blind

Cattaneo Zaira and Vecchi Tomaso

in Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter focuses on studies investigating blind people’s imagery abilities, including those that debate the ability of congenitally blind people to generate mental images through visual percepts. ... More


Negotiating Permissions

Lea Shaver

in Ending Book Hunger: Access to Print Across Barriers of Class and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300226003
eISBN:
9780300249316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226003.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter begins with George Kerscher, who launched Computerized Books for the Blind and Print Disabled in 1988. “I was trying to reach people who were blind and physically handicapped,” Kerscher ... More


Spatial Cognition in the Blind

Cattaneo Zaira and Vecchi Tomaso

in Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter, which focuses on the acquisition of blind people developing good spatial skills through practice and compensatory task-related strategies, presents the definition of spatial cognition ... More


Groundwork for a History of Blindness in the Classical Age

in The Blind in French Society from the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757683
eISBN:
9780804772389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757683.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter first describes how blind mendicants were perceived as completely useless burdens, incapable of being rehabilitated through work. It then considers the work of Father Francesco ... More


Introduction

Asia Friedman

in Blind to Sameness: Sexpectations and the Social Construction of Male and Female Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226023465
eISBN:
9780226023779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226023779.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's main argument, namely that when we see sex, some parts of the body are noticed, and others are ignored. In fact, the proportion that is relevant ... More


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