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Lore Thaler, Stephen R. Arnott & Melvyn A. Goodale have published a paper in PlosOne: ‘Neural Correlates of Natural Human Echolocation in Early and Late Blind Echolocation Experts’

In their underlying study in two blind skilled ‘echolocators’ they found evidences that in these persons the processing of click-echoes recruits brain regions which are typically devoted to vision rather than audition.

Even more astonishing to me: this holds true in both early and late blind echolocation experts. A proof of the enormous plasticity of the human brain.