a painter who lost the ability to distinguish colors after a car crash. While he knew the color of things from memory, he no longer saw them. “Tomato juice is black,” he wrote. Over time, these new associations took hold.
I am so glad this was included in the article. As I began reading this, I was immediately reminded of a friend's research in cross modal reorganization in the auditory system in children with hearing loss, and wondered wondered how taste might be affected by some one who either lost or gained visual ability... I would find that research really interesting.