Most Blind people don’t just see a black void.

Did you know that most Blind people don’t just see a black void.

This question—which comes to us from an Anonymous reader, asking for his or her formerly toddler own self—may sound like a zen koan, but I assure you, it has an answer. And probably not the one you’re expecting. It’s really a prime example of why I love doing the Science Question from a Toddler series—I get these questions that, on the surface, sound very “Duh”, but end up leading to complex places.

So, what do the blind see?

It depends on the blind person. But the stereotypical assumption—that blind people live in the sort of black nothingness the sighted see when we close our eyes—is actually the most rare of all the possibilities.

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