Sensory hijack: rewiring brains to see with sound

August 17, 2010 | Source: New Scientist Health

A new device, vOICe, that translates visual images into “soundscapes”┬áto restore a form of sight to the blind, is turning our understanding of the senses upside down. Some long-term users of the device eventually report complete images somewhat akin to normal sight, thanks to a long-term rewiring of their brains.