Can blind people walk in a straight line?

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Alena Roberts

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Can blind people walk in a straight line?
« on: 12/01/2011 18:30:02 »
Alena Roberts  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Chris,

I was listening to NPR, and they were talking about how people aren't able to walk in a straight line if they're blind folded.

Has there been any experiments on this subject with blind participants?

If a person has been blind since birth, does this mean they really can't walk in a straight line, or does their brain adapt to compensate for their lack of being able to focus on a visual stimulus?

Alena

What do you think?
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