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’
© Matt Harrison Clough 2022