Newly hatched chicks can instantly recognize objects with vision, even if they've only ever experienced them by touch
Published Date: 4/3/2024
In a study published in Biology Letters, researchers at Queen Mary University of London have cracked a centuries-old philosophical question about sight and touch. Led by Dr. Elisabetta Versace, the team used chicks to finally answer the question posed by William Molyneux in 1688: Can someone born blind instantly recognize objects by sight after gaining vision?