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Probably not because what you experience in that day or what you think about in that day (or days before), thats what you dream about. It can even be the littlest things that happen or what you think about.
But studies led by a psychologist at the University of Hartford show that for the blind, depending on when in life they lost their sense of sight, the reverse seems to be true. People born without the ability to see report no visual imagery in their dreams, but they do experience a heightening of taste, touch and smell. They also report a higher percentage of dreams that involve mishaps related to traveling or transportation, perhaps reflecting one of their biggest daytime concerns: safely finding their way around.
Yes, they do have dreams but whether or not they images in their dreams depend on when they went blind. If they were born blind, they have no reference as to what things look like, therefore their dreams rely more on sounds and feelings, without images. If they were born with sight and then lose their vision, then their dreams will have images in them.
Yes, they do. I read in a medical journal about a man who has been blind since birth. He says that he definitely dreams, but his dreams are rich with taste, smell and touch. There is no visual because his brain has never "seen" anything.
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dreams are a conglomeration of your senses. They are composed by what you perceive as reality. If one of your senses is missing, sight, your dreams may be different than others, but still exist. Your sub- conscience does many things while you dream. It files, folds, delivers any knowledge & emotion you have attained in a day to the appropriate places in your brain. This is why dreams seem to last hours, when in "reality" only last seconds. You aren't in a "reality" state when you dream. I am going to say yes... Of course blind people dream. Good question though, sometimes I wonder about my own theory (as I mentioned above.) and wonder if they smell or feel in there dreams as oppose to see. I hope this gives an insight on a different angle for you! Sweet Dreams and Take Care.
I find it fascinating that all of the answers refer to sight, or sound or smell. Let me throw this out there. If a person is blind from birth, it makes sense that they would be able to smell. However if they have never seen, then how would they know if they were dreaming in images? There would be nothing to compare it to. They would recognize smells and sounds, but images might still be there but without an existing knowledge of said vision it might not click.
Dreams of the blind were a research area in the early days after the discovery of REM (rapid-eye-movement) sleep, which is when the visual component of dreams occur. Blind people dream, yes. They experience sound and touch in their dreams just like the rest of us. Those who acquired their blindness after early childhood usually had REM, indicating a return of vision in dreams, with the frequency and intensity of visual dreams fading over time. Those who had been blind from birth seem to have no visual component in dreams.
Yes. They 'perceive' others, as well as themselves, in much the same way one would imagine something non-corporeal..black & white is most often the colour-scheme, in human subject studies, to my best recollection.
Yes....this depends on imagination ,and it doesn't mean that if they are net having eyes so they cannot imagine.And if the blind see the world and get blind ( means he/she is blind from birth ) So he/she can only imagine the world.