does the blind see in their dreams?
31 Mar 08
Interesting question! I do believe they see in their dreams. I have seen the blind writing poetries. They sure must have something like the power of imagination, using which they see the world differently. Sure, with the mind's eye, anyone can dream.
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31 Mar 08
It depends on what your definition of "see" is. I think that a blind person can "see" in their dreams the way they see things in real life. Not see like sighted people can see. In their dreams their minds will probably produce the sounds and smells and textures they hear, smell and feel everyday and translate them into something the blind person can understand or "see" This is if the person has been blind from birth, or lost sight at such an early age they can't remember what things look like. Dreams don't occur in the optical nerve, dreams are produced in the brain, so if they have recently lost their sight, then their brains will produce the dreams in normal everyday scenes. I think this goes for the double meaning I find in your post. They might be able to see in their dreams like you and I would watch somethng.. as well as being able to see their dreams.. I hope that last part made sense!