Pawan Sinha shares the moment that inspired his cutting-edge research into how the brain learns to see
July 9, 2013 Leave a comment
In the most recent issue of Scientific American, Pawan Sinha shares the eye-opening experience that shook his worldview.
When riding through the streets of New Delhi one night in 2002, Sinha's cab slowed for a red light by a struggling family sitting on the side of the road. Both of the children, emaciated and barefoot, had eye cataracts. After Sinha gave the family some money, the cab pulled away … but the children's eyes burned into Sinha's memory.