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Can a blind man dream?
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A friend of mine in a certain forum asks me about this; I laughed cos it’s a bit ‘pointless’. It is obvious that blind people also dreams when they sleep; but when he asks what they were dreaming, if it could colored or black-white, I became speechless.

So, what do you guys think? Do these people dreams when they sleep? What were they dreaming? It is colored or black and white? It is a thing or just a sound? It is a person or an animal?
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I think they just dream of interacting in the world the only way they know how. Unless they were capable of seeing at one point, I don't see why they would be able to even if only in their dreams.
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i never thought of that before. heh i think that you should ask a blind man about that xD best way to get your answer.

i think that they do have dreams but it could be just sounds that they heard before or like things that they would be able to imagine without seeing that certain place or object or whatever. uhh like if they have a clear explaination of what something is and looks like, feels like, and all that stuff i think they'd be able to come up with their own idea of what that thing is like in their mind. or maybe it could be just blank? ._. maybe they dream of themself as not being blind?
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Hmm... Well if the person went blind after seeing they probably dream...and if they were born blind... thats hard to say... I think they dream like everyone else because a blind person pictures what people look like when he/she touches their faces/hands/whatever they touch so I think they still dream normally. As for color or black and white I don't even know if I dream in color or not so again I don't know..
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i agree with Acer there are people who if they lived for a while before turning blind then they can "remember" the colors while dreaming but then again if your born blind o.O hmm maybe? (>.<) (Also we hamsters can dream and in color in case u were wondering)
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i think blind people can dream although they would look allot different. if they were never able to see thats really difficult to say but maybey they dream of what they feel and the smells they percive
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i would think so, just because they're blind doesn't mean their mind isn't any different from someone who isn't blind
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ah thats really scare! ill be thinking about that all day now! hmm at the moment i think their dreams would be sounds and feelings. you know how in dreams you have a sensation but nothing specific? like that
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Ye depends if they are born blind or blind afterwards...
either way the blind will dreams according to the processes of the brain according to the memory of their senses either through sight or or touch.
About what kind of colour...it's hard to tell because how do you define colour. A blind person at birth might have a different definition of colour in your dream.
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People born visually impaired have auditory dreams since they dont have atleast the measure of sight. unlike other visually impared people who can see "blurs".

Some other visually impared that has measure of sight can still see some colours and it can appear in their dreams.

Me n my friends had this kind of talk before and we actualyl researched it and asked few disabled people... =D

Posted 1/17/07
blind people can dream sounds they dream noises in their sleep..haha a little freaky =\
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Posted 1/17/07
They can dream I have sight and I don't dream
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Posted 1/17/07

Acer2110 wrote:

Hmm... Well if the person went blind after seeing they probably dream...and if they were born blind... thats hard to say... I think they dream like everyone else because a blind person pictures what people look like when he/she touches their faces/hands/whatever they touch so I think they still dream normally. As for color or black and white I don't even know if I dream in color or not so again I don't know..


Partly true and I agree; Most probably, we can say these people dream normally on their behalf but if we will be dreaming their dreams, I assume we will freak out for its abnormality.
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Well I'm a little color blind, does that count? Well I guess it would depend at what age they went blind.
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^funny. I'm planning to visit an institution called Home for the Blind here in the city; the topic really interests me, so i have to personally ask those people for 'good' answers.
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