Susan Barry is Stereo Sue

 

Sue Barry learned to see with both eyes


Click on the image to start or stop the snowfall. 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.

Visit the Website for Sue’s book, Fixing My Gaze.

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