Our minds can visualize things, even scenes we’ve never seen. I’ve often wondered what a blind persons mind can visualize. I’m talking about a person totally blind from birth.
That’s an amazing story - thanks for posting it.
Your link tries to activate my printer!!!
Can’t find the article, there was a young black teenager with the same cancer, and loss of sight, but had learned the same ability to see and navigate by sound. Remarkable!
There was a show on television called ‘Stan Lee’s Superhumans’. On one of the episodes they profiled a guy just like this. He clicks his tough while moving his head back and forth and is able to navigate around obstacles using bat-like echolocation. The show set up a bunch of obstacles and cars and had him ride a tandem bike with the host and completely navigated the course without a collision, albeit somewhat slowly.
Really fascinating, thanks. When you think about how teensy little bats can do it, it makes sense that humans have enough processing power, if they can learn to apply it as Kish has.
My great uncle who was blind could play 8 musical instruments.
Longer ago than I care to think about, I watched a B&W WWII movie about an American soldier who lost his eyesight and was trained to see by sound.
There would be a few things he still couldn’t “see” such as the image on a computer screen or TV, or ordinary writing. But what he can “see” lets him get around amazingly well, at least amazing to persons with functional vision. I wonder if skeet shooting is possible with echolocation.
That is remarkable.
Thanks for the link to the story.
Fascinating story. Thanks for posting.