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When it comes to helping the blind navigate through the world, there are several options. A cane is probably one of the most useful tools. Seeing-eye dogs can also be a huge help. And there are portable GPS systems that can help as well.

But here in Boston, researchers are developing another tool to help the blind: video games.

Lotfi Merabet, a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, is developing a video game designed to help the blind find their way through a building — and it has huge potential.

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  • Lotfi Merabet, neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston

You can read more about Merabet's research in an article featured in the journal Science, here.  Our piece was produced with help from Gauthier Giacomoni.

This program aired on November 8, 2011.

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