Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mysterious Mind..

Last week I was watching Amazing powers of people on Discovery.. Discovery always opens new doors, food for thought.. and this one was a WOW for me.. They were showing some 7 odd people, with super powers (literally).. One man among them was the most fascinating for me. His name is Esref Armagan.. He is a painter. They showed his paintings, you can see few of them here (http://www.armagan.com/paintings.asp).. What is so amazing about this painter you ask?? Well, he has never seen this beautiful colorful world through his eyes. He is blind. He has taught himself to draw pictures, (Read his unique bio at http://www.armagan.com/bio.asp ).

The painting that he drew when on camera was the most amazing one... It had blue ocean with white waves and rocks at the beach... with ofcourse two white boats in distant.. That brought that documentary to an interesting point.. That this blind man, had PERSPECTIVE of things... He could draw a cube for example, like a cube and not just one side of the cube(a square).. It would exactly match the way anyone of us would write a cube , well may be if we could write it in correct perspective.!

One of the scientist did an MRI on him when he was drawing.. There is a portion of brain that gets excited when you look at something exciting, colorful & bright.. That particular portion is usually un-responsive in blind people.. But in Esref's case, to all the scientists disbelief, this part of the brain really really active when he started painting.!!! Just unbelievable.. I was just wowed with this man's capabilities..

3 comments:

Miss Stymie said...

That's an inspiring story there

Yogi said...

I think it is a "mystery" that science has yet to solve :)

Babu Subramanian said...

Amazing to read about a blind p[ainter. Unbelievable to see his wonderful paintings.