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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

What Do Blind People Dream?

What Is It Like for Blind People to Dream?

Melissa Pandika | November 25, 2015

Years ago, Tom Lane dreamed that someone was calling out to him from a van parked outside his Los Angeles home. He recognized the driver right away: his idol, Jimi Hendrix. The musician wanted to give him one of his guitars. So Lane climbed inside and started jamming on one. But it “had a strange vibe.” Although unplugged, it still wailed and buzzed with electricity.
For most people, dreams are intensely visual. Lane’s dream, though, was anything but; the 60-year-old computer instructor has been blind almost since birth. He can perceive some light — but has never seen color or shapes. He recognized Hendrix from the sound of his voice and knew the guitar was a Fender Stratocaster from its sleek, contoured shape.

How a Blind Person Dreams Blind people dream just like those with sight. People who are born blind dream with senses other than sight. Source:

<more at; related links and articles: (What Do the Blind See When They Dream? And how do they perceive things differently? March 9, 2016) and (NeuroLogic: The Brain's Hidden Rationale Behind Our Irrational Behavior 1st Edition. Eliezer Sternberg. Published January 12, 2016)

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