[bct] Re: more thoughts on hearing

  • From: "M. Dimitt" <jamdim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 09:18:41 -0700


I too have the same troubles when wearing hats or hoods on coats or jackets, or umbrellas. I also find it difficult to travel when it's very windy or rainy, it just seems to mask everything around me. Interesting stuff.
Jamie d.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Maria L" <raynbo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 1:59 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: more thoughts on hearing

Facial vision is an interesting name for it.
J, I didn't reply to your message but I do appreciate your thoughts on the
whole object perception label. I've only ever been able to go on O&M
instructors and other blind people's information about something I always
found unusual. Many of my friends are just fine using umbrellas, hats, and
hoods in bad weather, but if I wear any of these things I am instantly
disoriented. I can deal with it if I have to but tend to avoid it if I can.
Some of my instructors have told me that I can sense smaller objects than
other people they've seen with whatever it is I have. Maybe this has to do
with hearing abilities in general. Who knows? That's why I wanted to find
out more about the processes behind it.
Something else is demanding that I say it but I can't get my thought to come
out, so I will end this here.
maria L

----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Quinn" <quinn.family@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 20:03
Subject: [bct] Re: more thoughts on hearing

Yes, I've heard it referred to as facial vision. All I can say to those who consider it debatable is that it's easy to prove, so what's to debate?

It would be very frustrating to know that something was true but not
be able to prove it. On the other hand,  if you know it's true, maybe
it doesn't matter what others think. But just for the record, if you
say that you can see auras and talk to the dead, I for one believe you
And by the way, I enjoyed your podcast on the topic.

Original message:

Pam, is what you describe what we used to call "facial vision?" It is a
very familiar phenomenon to many of the blind, but J is right that there is
debate as to what it is, but that it exists is beyond doubt.


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