Susan Barry is Stereo Sue

Sue Barry learned to see with both eyes

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Stereogram by www.hidden-3d.com.

Copyright by Rosalie Winard
Photo by Rosalie Winard

Dubbed “Stereo Sue” by neurologist Oliver Sacks in a New Yorker article by that name, Sue Barry has gone on to write her own book Fixing My Gaze which describes the astonishing experience of gaining 3D stereovision after a lifetime of seeing in only two dimensions. Intensive vision therapy created new neural connections, and with them, a new view of the world. Challenging conventional wisdom that the brain is programmed for life during a critical period in childhood, Barry offers a poignant and revelatory account of our capacity for change.

See Sue featured in The Secret Life of Scientists, a NOVA based website.

Read Sue’s bio here.

Watch Sue’s TEDx talk on YouTube.

Listen to Sue’s inteview on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Read Sue’s story as a chapter in Oliver Sacks’ book, The Mind’s Eye.