Pawan Sinha shares the moment that inspired his cutting-edge research into how the brain learns to see

Originally posted on TED Blog:

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.

[ted_talkteaser id=776]Inspired by these children, Sinha began to learn the shocking facts of childhood blindness in India — some of which he shared in his talk from TEDIndia 2009. Almost 400,000 children in India are blind. More than half of them die within a year of becoming blind, and less than 10 percent of these children are educated. Blind children have limited access to reliable treatment. And young females face…

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