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Tomas
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Nov, 2003  Reply with quote

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It may not look exactly like what we see, but wouldn't he make up his own version of a tree, and be able to see that in his dream?

I personally doubt so... this people have not even seen a color, ligh or just a simple shape at all! it will just be impossible to imagine i think... probably why people go into shock when they get their vision back also. I do think that they can imagine tactile/audio senses much stronger than us "normal" people though. But anyway if the person has had vision before and then lost it later on, then i believe they should be able to dream/imagine with visuals


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hey mr cotter i know da answer
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well people who are born blind dont see in there dreams at all but they hear and feel more vividly like if we get shot at we see and hear it when a blind person is shot at they feel it. and people who go blind partway through there life will be able to see in there dreams but after a while the picture starts to fade to the point where they are blind in there dreams also.i hope that answered your question. (i got that from this book called do fish drink water,it has a bunch of weird questions like that in it)

People who are born blind cannot see in their dreams, there minds would not have been able form the right neural connections the reason people that get blindness halfway through there lives have dreams with sight and then iyt starts to fade is because the neural connections start to diminish


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Nov, 2003  Reply with quote

I'm deaf.. and yet I still dream that I could hear.

Also I got some chance to dream what it's like to be dreaming in full touching sensation without any ability to see. It was very vivid. It felt real so I must say that yes, theorically... according to my experience and my friend (he is deaf and blind), that they do STILL dream, in same intensity and vividness.

I agree with what it says about being born blind cannot see in their dreams since they cannot interpret that. For me theorically, I interpret the sounds in my dreams because I am able to feel the vibration... I don't know how to explain that and plus I hear really LOUD sounds few times in my lifetime so I kinda know what it is supposed to sound like or how it is supposed to feel. My subconscious do the rest. ^^

Don't feel bad for them, they do dream and they are bright in spirit when you get to know them. colgate You will be surprised at how they adapt to it by listening or feeling more carefully.

Dream long and prosper! wink


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Feed_my_brain
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec, 2003  Reply with quote

This topic popped up in conversation at lunch yesterday.

I have just one question for you guys.. Assuming people blind from birth do not visualize anything.. HOW CAN THEY DISTINGUISH DREAMS FROM REALITY? Our two most reliable reality tests, words and clocks are purely visual things.
I've often had my eyes closed in my sleep, and I could not tell if I was dreaming until I open them. But before I opened them, I could have been dreaming or awake and would be unable to tell.

Any one know the answer to this?


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec, 2003  Reply with quote

there is one reality check that you can use if you cannot see, hear... fill in the blank, plugging your nose and seeing if you can still breathe. That is my RC that I use in dark rooms when I don't have my watch on.
Very cool that you can hear in your dreams DM7 :D That must be quite an experiance!


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec, 2003  Reply with quote

Makes you wonder what other senses we're capable of using in dreams, that we don't use in waking life.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Dec, 2003  Reply with quote

My friend once asked a blind man that and he said he can sense the shape of an object by just touching it and thats how he dreams he will touch something and it's shape will be givin to him. Thats also how he gets around.

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Dec, 2003  Reply with quote

*hugs his eyeballs*

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