Saturday, April 16, 2011

How do we perceive things

People wonder how blind people dream. I don't dream as much as I used to when I was younger, but we dream with the same level we could take in information in our daily life. Since I cannot see, I don't see colors or the panorama of visual stimuli, but I hear, think, imagine, and things still happen with voice or movement, or other sense. I don't know how I move around in dreams, but I have a good imagination, and I do think I am pretty intuitive. One of the often-held myths is that we tend to improve our other senses. I have pernicious allergies so that is not true for me. I really like people. I realized that when I was taking the bus and trolley in San Diego recently. Public transportation is not as good here, because of our thin tax base and lack of infrastructure. Koraling Lynne

1 comment:

SidheBear said...

Interesting to hear about dreaming, M says that she dreams and I have often wondered what that is like, my dreams are intensely visual and so I wonder when she talks about her dreams so vividly, what it is perceptually for her.