The man who can’t see numbers

The man who can’t see numbers

Thanks to the late Oliver Sacks, we’ve heard astonishing tales of the brain’s idiosyncratic digressions when things go askew, such as the man who mistook his wife for a hat, the disembodied lady and the autist artist.

Now, researchers describe in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a man who can’t see numbers but can see letters, even though neural tests showed his brain can detect them both equally.


Published by Cosmos.

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