Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Blind Visionary

Fact: The painting above was done by a man born without eyes. Esref Armagan has been blind his entire life and has astounded scientists with his incredible paintings. He has proven that vision is more than information brought in from our eyes. It also involves our ability to understand space.

Scientists at Harvard University used an MRI scanner to observe his brain. While painting, regions of Esref's brain that should not have any activity (due to his blindness) react in an extraordinary way. How he captures perspective and depth absolutely baffled scientists.

"No one can call me blind. I can see more with my fingers than sighted people can see with their eyes." -Esref Armagan

Take a look at this video to get a better understanding of how astounding he really is.


  1. WOW! This is amazing! Great post Kaleigh! I am so fascinated by this! You have to be a huge visionary to be able to capture beauty without having to look at it.

  2. how the (-edited) can he paint things that he has never seeeeeeen before? lies, he has eyes!

  3. WES! You are always the skeptic. Check the video, he definitely does not have eyes. Accept my amazing Fact Snack for all that it is :)

  4. What a great blog Kalz! EYE can't wait to SEE what story you come up with next! - Dad



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