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When we discuss our brain we usually focus on the brains ability to think That task alone is extremely complex and involved but the brain also has many other tasks Most of the time the brain is on autopilot meaning that most of the activities preformed are just automatic Our five senses sight sound touch taste and smell are automatically preformed in our brains We dont have to think about how something sounds we just hear it and we then interpret that sound The largest area of our brain is the area that is set aside for vision it is located in the occipital lobe Dr Gerard Guarniero has been blind since birth a defect in which he has never been able to fix Recently he has signed up for an experiment to test whether our eyes actually do the seeing or is it the brain which puts the images in our head He was hooked up to a machine that had a type of pad on the back of the chair in which you sit in That pad contains tiny little bumps that move to trace the way an object would look A type of camera is also connected to this chair and that captures the images that are then transferred onto the bumps When the camera processes an item it will then trigger the bumps thus putting pressure on the person sitting on the chair The whole point of the experiment was to try to find the answer if we can visualize objects though touch The experiment was a success Not only was Dr Guarniero able to visualize an item he was able to tell exactly what it was and the details of it The most amazing thing that he noted was a flame He stated that he has never imagined that a flame would have a definite shape because of the fact that he wasnt able to really touch a flame the
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