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1 posted on 05/14/2011 3:48:06 PM PDT by ventanax5
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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.


2 posted on 05/14/2011 3:54:54 PM PDT by umgud
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That’s an amazing story - thanks for posting it.


3 posted on 05/14/2011 4:00:00 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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4 posted on 05/14/2011 4:05:24 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a (small) monthly donor.)
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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!


7 posted on 05/14/2011 4:28:52 PM PDT by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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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.


8 posted on 05/14/2011 4:38:12 PM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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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.


12 posted on 05/14/2011 5:26:55 PM PDT by bigbob
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My great uncle who was blind could play 8 musical instruments.


13 posted on 05/14/2011 6:04:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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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.


14 posted on 05/14/2011 6:08:17 PM PDT by fso301
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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.


17 posted on 05/14/2011 9:27:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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That is remarkable.
Thanks for the link to the story.


18 posted on 05/14/2011 9:41:22 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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Fascinating story. Thanks for posting.


19 posted on 05/14/2011 9:52:18 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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22 posted on 05/15/2011 5:47:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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