posted on Mar, 20 2008 @ 11:56 PM
I remember reading a book awhile ago (Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain) and if we are to believe what they wrote in it (it seemed legit),
Soviet scientists have done extensive research in visual perception and acuity of people and discovered that apparently we do not need eyes to see.
Some people were able to use their ears, fingers, nose and even parts of the skin surface to create images in their mind of the surroundings. If I
recall correctly they were able to actually identify colours not just shapes, and as you know we have to different kind of dedicated photoreceptors in
the eyes (rods and cones, the later being the colour detectors, but less numerous than rods) so it's a big deal when you can use other body parts
that are not really meant to serve that purpose.
Anyways, it is interesting to actually hear what real blind people have to say about it and it would be even more interesting if they would try some
of those experiments or commence training of what Soviet scientists did back in the 60s and 70s in order to gain those extra abilities.