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Blindsight vs. Blindside — What's the Difference?

Blindsight vs. Blindside — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Blindsight and Blindside

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Blindsight

Blindsight is the ability of people who are cortically blind due to lesions in their striate cortex, also known as the primary visual cortex or V1, to respond to visual stimuli that they do not consciously see. The term was coined by Lawrence Weiskrantz and his colleagues in a paper published in Brain in 1974.

Blindside

To hit or attack on or from the blind side.

Blindsight

The ability of a blind person to sense the presence of a light source.

Blindside

To catch or take unawares, especially with harmful or detrimental results
The news blindsided us.

Blindsight

The responsivity shown by some blind or partially blind people to visual stimuli of which they are not consciously aware.
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Blindside

(automotive) A driver's field of blindness around an automobile; the side areas behind the driver.

Blindside

(rail transport) A tram/train driver's field of blindness around a tram (trolley/streetcar) or a train; the side areas behind the tram/train driver.

Blindside

(figurative) A person's weak point.

Blindside

(rugby) The space on the side of the pitch with the shorter distance between the breakdown/set piece and the touchline; compare openside.

Blindside

(rugby union) The blindside flanker, a position in rugby union, usually number 6.
The blindside packs down at the scrum on the blindside.

Blindside

(transitive) To attack (a person) on his or her blind side.
The robbers crept out of the forest and blindsided the traveller.

Blindside

To catch off guard; to take by surprise.
He had completed his plan to develop a new office building, but was blindsided by the sudden drop in real estate values.

Blindside

To attack a person from his blind side; metaphorically, to give a person an unpleasant suprise.

Blindside

Catch unawares, especially with harmful consequences;
The economic downturn blindsided many investors

Blindside

Attack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed

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