Functional clear case prototype built in 1986, intended to study air flow and component placement. This particular model (owned by a German collector) is still fully operational, featuring a 20 Gb internal hard disk and 4 Gb of RAM.
#ThrowbackThursday, research from May 1, 2009: After stroke, brain learns to see again
Once thought irreversible, vision loss sometimes associated with stroke may be treatable. By doing a set of vigorous visual exercises on a computer every day for several months, patients who had gone partially
blind as a result of suffering a stroke were able to regain some vision.
Such rigorous visual retraining is not common for people who suffer blindness after a stroke. That’s in contrast to other consequences of
stroke, such as speech or movement difficulties, where rehabilitation is
common and successful.
“We were very surprised when we saw the results from our first
patients,” says Krystel Huxlin, the neuroscientist and associate
professor who led the study of seven patients at the University of
Rochester’s Eye Institute.
“This is a type of brain damage that clinicians and scientists have
long believed you simply can’t recover from. It’s devastating, and
patients are usually sent home to somehow deal with it the best they