'Takhti, the World Champion', directed by Bahram Tavakkoli, received special screenings for the visually impaired audiences on the third day of 37th Fajr Film Festival (FFF), said the head of Iran's Cinema Organization.
Certain blind individuals have the ability to use echoes from tongue or finger clicks to recognize objects in the distance, and some use echolocation as a replacement for vision. Research done by Dr. Mel Goodale, from the University of Western Ontario, in Canada, and colleagues around the world, is showing that echolocation in blind individuals is a full form of sensory substitution, and that blind echolocation experts recruit regions of the brain normally associated with visual perception when making echo-based assessments of objects.
Could echolocation - a skill commonly linked with bats - be used as a "sixth sense" for blind people? Researchers have found that blind people using echolocation are just as susceptible to visual illusions as sighted people.