Re: "Boy with Incredible Brain"

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 14:35:15 MST

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> About the problem of maintaining
> With regards to the foveal focus,
> two stacks; the right brain can
> his eyes, if offset in exactly the
> learn to read, it does so in some
> right way, needn't cause words to
> left-handed people and also, IIRC,
> overlap one another or superpose in
> in some cases of *early* brain
> his vision; perhaps his left eye,
> damage, that is, you can train
> as it scans text on the left page
> your right brain to read if
> of the book, is offset slightly to
> you start early enough. So it's
> the right in its saccades, so that
> possible that both his left brain
> the text read by the left eye appears
> and right brain are reading
> in the right field of vision, which
> independently.
> projects to the left hemisphere.

Er, what I meant to say, of course,
                                   But frankly I would kind of doubt
is that as the left eye read text on
                                   it, and first I would want to check
right page, it could be offset to the
                                   to make sure the prodigy really was
left, so that the text read by the left
                                   reading with two eyes at once; it's
eye would appear in the right field of
                                   embarassing to explain a phenomenon
vision and project to the left
                                   that turns out not to be real.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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