You noted that, “The main cause of the blindsight disorder is the damage of the brain and specifically the ‘occipital lobe’ or the primary cortex (V1) which leads to the loss of perception in the respective areas of the visual field (Overgaard, 2012)”.
It has also been said that it is uncertain which neural circuits are actually associated with blind sight (Cowey, 2010). How do you respond to that statement? Based on your research do you hold fast to what you posted, or is there support for Cowey?
Discuss in detail using scholarly research to support your discussion.
Some prenatal programs for parents focus on home visitation (Issel & others, 2011). A recent study found that use of home visiting services was associated with reduced risk of low birth weight (Shah & Austin, 2014). Research evaluations indicate that the Nurse- Family Partnership created by David Olds and his colleagues (2004, 2007, 2014) is successful. The Nurse-Family Partnership involves home visits by trained nurses beginning in the second or third trimester of prenatal development. The extensive program consists of approximately 50 home visits beginning during the prenatal period and extending through the child’s first two years. Research has revealed that the Nurse- Family Partnership has numerous positive outcomes, including fewer pregnancies, better work circumstances, and stability in relationship partners for the mother, and improved academic success and social development for the child (Olds & others, 2004, 2007, 2014).
Exercise increasingly is recommended as part of a comprehensive prenatal care program (Barakat & others, 2015; Perales & others, 2016; Schmidt, Chari, & Davenport, 2016). Exercise during pregnancy helps prevent constipation, conditions the body, reduces excessive weight gain, and is associated with a more positive mental state, including a reduced level of depression (Marques & others, 2015; Shirazian & others, 2016). One study found that exercise during pregnancy improved mothers’ perception of their health (Barakat & others, 2011). Further, a recent study indicated that pregnant women who did not exercise three or more times a week were more likely to develop hypertension (Barakat & others, 2016). And in one study, following 12 weeks of twice- weekly yoga or massage therapy, both therapy groups had a greater decrease in depression, anxiety, and back and leg pain than a control group (Field & others, 2013). Also, a recent study revealed that yoga participation provided immediate stress reduction for pregnant women (Kusaka & others, 2016). And a recent study revealed that physical exercise during pregnancy reduced the risk of cesarean delivery (Domenjoz, Kayser, & Boulvain, 2014).