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Loss of a Sense: Effect on Others, Psychological

The experience of deaf or blind individuals is so drastically different from what is deemed “normal” experience that, throughout the ages, blind and deaf individuals alike have been treated by societies as having skills that are out of the ordinary—some-times for the better, but also for the worse. Recent advances in brain science are starting to unveil how blind individuals and deaf people perceive the world differently and what that means for the way they think and interact with their environment.

Generalized Deficiency or Across-Sense Enhancement?

Loss of a sense dramatically alters the type of experience that individuals can rely on as they navigate their world. Some have argued that this is likely to have a negative impact on the sense-deprived individual. Such a view holds that ...

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