Seeing in the Dark 
The patient, known only as TN, was left blind after damage to the visual (striate) cortex in both hemispheres of the brain following consecutive strokes. His eyes are normal but his brain cannot process the information they send in, rendering him totally blind. 
Researchers say TN’s successful performance was an example of the phenomenon “blindsight,” and say it suggests that some small amount of information is being transmitted from his undamaged eyes to a more primitive part of his brain, which operates beneath the level of consciousness.

Seeing in the Dark 

The patient, known only as TN, was left blind after damage to the visual (striate) cortex in both hemispheres of the brain following consecutive strokes. His eyes are normal but his brain cannot process the information they send in, rendering him totally blind. 

Researchers say TN’s successful performance was an example of the phenomenon “blindsight,” and say it suggests that some small amount of information is being transmitted from his undamaged eyes to a more primitive part of his brain, which operates beneath the level of consciousness.