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can blind people dream


Do Blind People Dream

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** Do Blind People Dream? **

*Dream Content Reflects Sensory Experiences, Depends on Age of Blindness
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By Brandon Peters, M.D., About.com Guide

Updated August 28, 2012

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You may find yourself wondering: do blind people dream? If blind people do
dream, what do they dream about? Can they see in their dreams? How else do
their dreams differ from sighted people? A great deal of information is
known about the dreams of blind people, and you may be surprised to learn
about the nature of blind people’s dreams.

-The Dreams of Blind People-

First, blind people do dream. Dream sleep is often associated with the
sleep stage called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. It is generated deep
within the brain. As it is a function of the brain, and not the eyes, blind
people dream as much as a sighted person would. No matter the cause of the
blindness, this remains true. It is interesting that the timing of the
blindness in life may in fact impact the content of the dreams, however.

-What Do Blind People Dream About?-

When most people think about dreams they recognize the intense visual
imagery that creates the dreamscape. For many, it is like watching and
participating in a movie that plays in your head. There are other elements
to the experience, including sounds, touch, taste, smells, movements, and
even fear. Nevertheless, the visual experience has a central role. As a
result, it


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