Illusions That Let Your Hands Lie to Your BrainEsther Inglis-Arkell7/19/12 5:58pmFiled to: optical illusionsNeuroscienceExperimentsScienceScitweetFb18EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOne of the things your brain excels at is changing itself around to fit new circumstances. People can cut bits out of it, sometimes extending to half of your entire brain, and the mind adapts. You could suffer strokes that, in a completely uncontrolled fashion, kill off parts of your brain, losing function and perception. Eventually, you'll adapt. You can wire a ferret's optical nerves to its auditory center, and the brain will manage to make the switch, letting the thing see through the part of its brain meant for hearing.