Did you know that Monet wished that he could be born blind. Similarly, Picasso said that painting was a blind man’s profession, because blind people have a clearer vision of reality.
So what is it about the blind that make artists from all around a tad bit jealous?
Scientists looked at famous painter Esref Armagon, a man blind from birth. His art hangs in museums all around the world. He can draw landscapes and scenery with precision. This is his art:
Armagon went to a lab to have his brain scanned as he drew freehand. He was given objects to feel such as a toy or a cup and asked to draw them.
What scientists found was amazing. His brain scan resembled a sighted person’s brain scan.
Although his no visual light reflected of his eyes and entered swept through his visual cortex, his visual cortex was buzzing with activity.
What was going on is that his visual cortex was recruited by other senses such as touch and hearing. Armagon was successfully able to translate touch into images in his mind.
SOURCE: The Body Has A Mind of Its Own by Sandra & Matthew Blakeslee
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BAYFOOD COOKS: Since the regular sugar donuts didn’t taste sweet enough, I thought maybe a glaze would work. I looked up a really quick glaze on the internet, so I’m not exactly sure which one I picked. Either way, a really simple sugar glaze is pretty much going to have the same ingredients so you can find one that suits your taste buds easily. The glaze did increase the sweetness of the donuts, but I think for these to have been better it definitely needed more sugar inside the dough. They were still pretty tasty.
As an experiment, we made a twist too, lol. We also made a couple of them filled with lemon, which was amazing! It’s actually made from lemon curd made from our own lemons, so it was extra homemade. :)
Overall, while there are several adjustments that need to be made to the recipe, I think this was a success for a first time making donuts! I’m actually thinking about giving it another try sometime soon, now that I have a slight idea of what to do.