Can A Blind (from birth ) person hallucinate?

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Can A Blind (from birth ) person hallucinate?
« on: 10/06/2009 16:40:47 »
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I once asked a question here as to what blind people (from birth) dreamed about. It was never really answered so I thought I'd ask if anyone knows if blind people hallucinate ?..and what they  'see' whilst hallucinating ?

I imagine this can only really be answered by someone who know's a blind person and can ask them.


still, it would be fascinating to find out eh ? whajafink ?


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« Reply #2 on: 11/06/2009 10:18:39 »
Charles Bonnet syndrome ?

Thank ewe for this..that's a great link and very informative...but I notice this

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"CBS predominantly affects people with visual impairments due to old age or damage to the eyes or optic pathways."

What about people who have been born blind ?





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« Reply #3 on: 11/06/2009 10:25:04 »
they talk about blind (form birth) folk dreaming in 'sensations'  I suspect that hallucinating would be similar.

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« Reply #4 on: 11/06/2009 10:27:24 »
Ah, good spotting ewe.
There are other types of hallucinations than just visual such as auditory hallucinations and olfactory hallucinations so I guess blind people can experience these but visual ones I cannot help ewe with.

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« Reply #5 on: 13/06/2009 00:57:52 »
they talk about blind (form birth) folk dreaming in 'sensations'  I suspect that hallucinating would be similar.

That's very interesting JnA. My uncle is blind, but not from birth, I must ask him if he knows anybody that he can ask.
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« Reply #6 on: 13/06/2009 00:59:04 »
Ah, good spotting ewe.
There are other types of hallucinations than just visual such as auditory hallucinations and olfactory hallucinations so I guess blind people can experience these but visual ones I cannot help ewe with.

Ewe have been of great help. That is an excellent article on Wiki. thank ewe Chemistry4me. [:)]
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