Johns Hopkins Magazine



How Blind People Visualise Animals


An illustration to accompany a study by Scientists Marina Bedny and Judy Kim, examining how blind people visualise animals.

The study finds that blind people have a good understanding of physical characteristics of animals such as size, height, shape, colour and texture. And that this understanding is based more upon inferred knowledge than on memory of a visual description. 

Note: the braille reads ‘GIRAFFE’



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