] The painter is Esref Armagan. And he is here in Boston to
] see if a peek inside his brain can explain how a man who
] has never seen can paint pictures that the sighted easily
] recognise - and even admire. He paints houses and
] mountains and lakes and faces and butterflies, but he's
] never seen any of these things. He depicts colour, shadow
] and perspective, but it is not clear how he could have
] witnessed these things either. How does he do it?
Being the father of a legally blind (although sighted) child, this is a fascinating study about what it really is (neurologically speaking) to see.
New Scientist Senses special: The art of seeing without sight - Features