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Due to a Rare Disease, U.S. Man Can No Longer See Numbers 2-9

Source: Leslie Young, globalnews.ca, June 23, 2020

For example, instead of seeing the number eight or four the man sees a scramble of black lines.

A neurogenerative disorder cost a U.S. man the ability to perceive the digits 2 through 9, researchers say.

The man, whose case is described in a paper recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was 60 years old and working as an engineering geologist when he suffered an unknown “neurological event,” according to study co-author Teresa Schubert, who is affiliated with the department of psychology at Harvard University.

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