Book Review: The woman who changed her brain – Barbara Arrowsmith Young

Book Review: The woman who changed her brain – Barbara Arrowsmith Young

To give you an idea of how mind-bending this book is I will start out by telling you the following... Even though I sort of knew what to expect because of the references to this story given in the book 'The brain that changed itself' I read earlier and watching a TED talk given by author Barbara Arrowsmith Young, I continuously thought to myself 'this is so important! people need to know this! this can alter and save tons of lives!' while listening to this book. So after listening to the book once, I…Read more …
“The wife as family doctor” – A 1951 home guide to medicine on strabismus and double vision

“The wife as family doctor” – A 1951 home guide to medicine on strabismus and double vision

Previously I blogged about my stereophile granddad on my mother's side and his stereo toys. But it turns out my grandmother on my father's side also had something in her possession indicating an alternate solution to my problem. She recently moved to an old people's home and we found this amazing book while clearing out her house. Don't feel bad for her by the way. She's much happier to be living with her homies and getting reacquainted with old friends who are already living there. The book we found is called 'The wife…Read more …

Free anti-suppression Tetris

A while back I discovered an inspired programmer and blogger had tried to build an anti-suppression Vision Therapy Tetris game. Upon finding it I was very excited and set out to try it with my red green anaglyph glasses. The game itself is a normal tetris game and I suppose the coloring had already been changed but it still wasn't suited for anti-suppression play because I could 'cheat' my way through the game using only one eye. Before I'd also tried squinty Josh's anti-suppression solitair game. He applied the right colors in order to make his solitair game 'uncheatable', meaning that you are…Read more …
Time to reset and Ryser Filters

Time to reset and Ryser Filters

By the end of the month I will have reached a total of a thousand days (2 years and eight months) of visual training and counting. I admit some days I am really getting anxious and impatient about wanting to see even the slightest bit of stereo. On the other hand I have to remind myself, aside from being twenty years behind on schedule, I'm pretty much on schedule given the circumstances under which I started out on this mission. Thinking back about how after the surgeries the angle of my visual axes…Read more …
Visual Impediments to Learning: What’s it going to be? Your health, your education or both?

Visual Impediments to Learning: What’s it going to be? Your health, your education or both?

Somehow I have always felt discriminated. I could never really put my finger on it but it seemed like the normal rules didn't apply to me. Things always were a little bit harder on me. Now it's totally obvious this was because of a motor and sensory brain issue. Of course, kids don't think about their brains. What is striking though is that over the years people have been jumping through all kinds of hoops to make things even harder on me. Parents, educational and medical system alike. Now, I have been fairly…Read more …