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  1. #1 Kurt
    January 25, 2007

    Holy cow! So Thomas Nagel could have his famous question answered by this young man…

  2. #2 Kurt
    January 25, 2007

    Oops, I see that I wasn’t the first to think of that connection. Should have checked the hyperlinks before commenting.

  3. #3 Martin R
    January 26, 2007

    A friend of mine lost his eyes to cancer at the age of three. A few years later, he was cycling slowly around his area on ecolocation. Now he’s a radio journalist.

  4. #4 mike
    January 26, 2007

    Another blog was discussing whether or not there might be some sort of relation between the clicking sounds in Khoisan languages and this ability to navigate using echolocation. The Khoisan people live in a very open, dry part of Africa today, but long ago the area they inhabited was probably more heavily forested. It seems like a long-shot but echolocation might have come in handy.

  5. #5 coturnix
    January 27, 2007
  6. #6 Jonathan Dobres
    January 31, 2007

    Remarkable. See also Brice Mellen.

  7. #7 Chris
    April 5, 2007

    Yeah, that is really impressive, though I’d like to see some scientists taking a good look at what that kid does (it’d be interesting to see how much of his visual cortex has been taken over by his auditory system, too).

    And the paper on cogprints is more than iffy.

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