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Last week, I introduced the concept of Blindsight, one I first learned of in Oliver Sacks’ memoir, A Leg to Stand On. Sacks describes “losing” all sense of and connection to his leg after he injured it while hiking. Even after successful surgery, Sacks couldn’t relate to his leg, for a time unable to see it as part of his own body. Because he is a neurologist Oliver Sacks frames experience in terms of brain function, he relates his personal experience of alienation from his injured leg to people who suffer neurological damage who, quite literally, have a scotoma – a hole – in their field of vision. This hole may be likened to how we feel when we search for the words to say as we tap on an experience we can’t remember clearly.