CCTV When people are 'completely' blind, are they really, really blind?

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  1. Daveindiego

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    Or are they still perceiving things? Like light and dark?

    :davetoke:
     
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    Hmmm. Let me see.
     
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    Well having heard those radio commercials about the condition blind people suffer from that throws their sleep patterns all out of whack, I'm gonna venture a guess that it's all blacked-out.
     
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    I bet that crap about 'the other senses are heightened' is all bullshit.

    They can probably still see and sense some shit and shit.
     
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    There's a pill for blind people who have a fucked up circadian rythm.
     
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    They can still tell that Howard wears a wig.
     
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    Both of them are reacting, not properly, but they're reacting.
     
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    It depends on why they are blind. If your optic nerve isn't connected, you don't see shit except for the stars and lights you get when you rub your eyes hard. It isn't blackness. Some blind people complain there is too much light.

    If the optic nerve is still attached, it can be a whole gamut of dim and blurry to the point of uselessness or just really bad vision that can be corrected with magnification tools. I imagine they use iPads now but they used to use projection equipment similar to a microfilm machine to magnify text.

    NLP (no light perception) is relatively rare and is the result of the optic nerve not being connected to the eye.
     
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    I thought you were supposed to be smart?

    http://www.non-24.com/
     
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    what do blind people dream of?
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    [​IMG]
     
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    When you can't tell if you're done wiping your ass.
     
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    With sound only unless they previously had eyesight.
     
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    That's pretty fucking wild
    even if you had limited vision, what does the imagination extrapolate from those memories

    do blind people trip on acid?
     
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    Oddly enough, it's been studied:

    http://archopht.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=627109
    https://www.erowid.org/references/refs_view.php?ID=2205

    14/20 non-congenitally blind (lost sight after birth) experienced visual hallucinations. 7/14 hallucinated in color, 7/14 in black and white. 0/4 congenitally blind (blind since birth) experienced visual hallucinations. There was also a higher incidence of auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory hallucinations in both the non-congenital and congenital groups compared to sighted people.
     
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    I find this fascinating on multiple levels.
     
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    I have a good friend who is blind and we used to eat a lot of mushrooms..he said his trip is as vivid as mine was...he had vision until he was about 7 though..but he claimed that didn't make any difference..