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Uses of Tactile Perception of the Blind

Sensation and Perception PSYC 420
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Spring 2010


Individuals explore the world in a variety of different ways. The difference between common ways to interact with one’s environment becomes greater when a disability is involved. One of the most limiting disabilities in a society of visually inclined is blindness. Blind individuals adapt in many ways, one of the more common is by learning to “see” by touch. This paper will explore some of the various ways that the blind use the sense of touch, specifically pattern recognition, to be aware of the world around them.

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