If you blindfold people with typical vision

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A note for Lesson no. 2, "Your Brain Is a Network," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by 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 appendix adds:

The study of blindfolded people who learned braille is another demonstration that neurons have multiple functions.

The reference here is Merabet et al.[1]


  1. 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