• Question: what do blind people see in their dreams?

    Asked by aneetaxymcmb to Fiona, Audra, Gavin, Justin, Steve on 14 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Fiona Hatch

      Fiona Hatch answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I don’t really know the answer to this 🙁 but I find this question so interesting so I’m going to answer with what I think – so I might be wrong!

      I would guess that it depends on when they became blind. For example I think that if they were able to see for most of their life but then they were injured or had an accident and then lost their sight – I would think they would dream like everyone else. But if a person was born blind then I’m not too sure what they would dream about.

      Anyone else know the answer? As I want to know too!

    • Photo: Justin Lawley

      Justin Lawley answered on 20 Mar 2012:

      Yes this is true. If you become blind during your lifetime then your dreams are still mainly visual experiences. But research has shown that if someone is blind from birth then their dreams are dominated by senses such as taste and touch….