2. Music against blindness?
If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and no, the blindness cannot be cured by music. Now that we’ve cleared up that misunderstanding, the question is; what can music mean for the visually impaired? The answer lies in the origin of poor visibility. About 60% of stroke victims also suffer damage to the visual parts of the brain. As a result, one can suffer from “visual neglect,” the process of losing a conscious sense of “sight” on the opposite side of where the brain damage has occurred.
Well then, people who listen to music a lot are more likely to have their sight return, according to Tsai and colleagues (2013). music therefore plays an important role in post-stroke rehabilitation. Speaking of brain damage, music may be good for rehabilitation, but if you cross a busy street with headphones on and volume loud, you have a very high chance of irreparable brain damage. This is usually one of the consequences of car-pedestrian accidents. Music is good, but only in measure!