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The central claim of this story is astounding: that if we all just raised our expectations, blind people could come to - literally - see.

2014 / Alix Spiegel / Anne Gudenkauf / Lulu Miller / NPR, USA

The central claim of this story is astounding: that if we all just raised our expectations, blind people could come to - literally - see.

But is it true?

In this sneak-peek excerpt from the forthcoming NPR show Invisibilia, Lulu Miller tells the story of Daniel Kish, a blind man who taught himself to use echolocation - just like a bat - to ride bikes, downhill ski, and rock climb. It's part of an episode that examines how expectations have the power to change the course of our lives.

Invisibilia is a new show from NPR's Lulu Miller, Alix Spiegel, and editor Anne Gudenkauf. Each episode interweaves personal stories and new psychological/brain science to reveal the unseen forces that control human behavior - our ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts.


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Alix Spiegel

Alix Spiegel (@aspiegelnpr) produces NPR's new show/podcast Invisibilia with Lulu Miller (formerly of Radiolab .) It's about all the invisible forces that shape human behavior.

Anne Gudenkauf

Anne Gudenkauf is the senior supervising editor at NPR's Science Desk, which covers scientific and medical research and policy.

Lulu Miller

Lulu Miller (@lmillernpr) was an NPR Science Desk Reporter until 2015, when she joined NPR Science Correspondent Alix Spiegel to co-host Invisibilia.


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