Braille Interactive Exhibit

From the press release:
2019 Lectures & Curator’s Coffee Series: “The Brain: It’s More Than You Think”

In this interactive exhibit, visitors try to read by touching, or using Braille. The brain has plasticity, and can change to make up for loss or adapt to a person’s needs. For example, blind Braille readers use parts of the visual cortex, a sensory area usually reserved for sight, and read the words by “seeing” them.

Credit: Courtesy of AMNH/D. Finnin

Note: Representative image at left is often cropped for display purposes. Downloaded high-resolution images are not cropped.