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August 1961

Space and Sight.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(2):297. doi:10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010299024

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Space and Sight, by M. von Senden, deals with the perception of space and shape in congenitally blind patients. The author is concerned particularly with case studies describing perceptual processes before and after ocular surgery. The study of these patients will provide important information on basic psychological mechanisms. Unfortunately, many of the cases reported were not carefully studied by trained individuals.

The author has exhaustively reviewed and has attempted to fully document all reported cases. This book will be an extremely welcome addition to those scientists working in the field of perceptual mechanisms. For the clinician, the author emphasizes the importance of careful preoperative and postoperative investigations by psychologists of those unusual patients who were born blind and for whom a sight restoring operation can be performed.

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