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When someone who is blind from birth, what do they "see" when they dream?

HarryGoodQi 3 Jan 11

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Being legally (partially) blind myself (from age 29), I have met a lot of blind people, but have never thought to ask. I would suspect that their "dreams" are not visual, but are based in the other senses.

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[afb.org] dreams-do-they-see-in-color/12

These are comments from blind students about dreaming.

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I would think that they could invent object through other senses. Sort of what we call synaesthesia.

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That is a great question. Does your mind invent images according to the sounds you encounter or since there is not visual reference, does the mind not create images....

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If someone has been blind since birth they only hear things in their dreams. Though if they have lost sight halfway through life they do dream as we do.

Sacha Level 7 Jan 12, 2018

what if there blind and deaf?

@LeighShelton This is a good question!

@LeighShelton google knows the answer [ask.metafilter.com] I dream of feeling senses

cool great answer thank you

me too as it goes

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