Wednesday, September 13, 2006

human beings who echolocate

ABC has a story up about two blind people who genuinely echolocate, a 14 year old kid named Ben Underwood, and a 40 year old man named Daniel Kish who runs a group that teaches other blind people to echolocate. This immediately makes all the philosophers ask: So what's it like? The article only gives a few tantalizing comments. About Underwood:
Ben says every object in his life talks to him in ways that no one else can hear or understand.
About Kish
"I have mental images that are very rich, very complex. They simply do not possess the visual element,"
This story via Brains, a phil mind blog, new on the blogroll. Also, I finally added Open Reading Frame to the blogroll, which I should have done a while ago.

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