If you blindfold people with typical vision
A note for Lesson no. 2, "Your Brain Is a Network," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 37 is:
...if you blindfold people with typical vision for a few days and teach them to read braille, neurons in their visual cortex become more devoted to the sense of touch.
The study of blindfolded people who learned braille is another demonstration that neurons have multiple functions.
The reference here is Merabet et al.
- Merabet, Lotfi B., Roy Hamilton, Gottfried Schlaug, Jascha D. Swisher, Elaine T. Kiriakopoulos, Naomi B. Pitskel, Thomas Kauffman, and Alvaro Pascual-Leone. 2008. “Rapid and Reversible Recruitment of Early Visual Cortex for Touch.” PLoS One 3 (8): e3046