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From a study published this summer by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in which researchers asked a sixty-year-old man who has category-specific metamorphopsia—which has rendered him unable to perceive, describe, or copy the Arabic digits 2 through 9—to reproduce what he observed when he was shown the image of an orange number 8, depicted here in the upper left corner.