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Do blind people have to memorize all surroundings perfectly?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (11253points) December 16th, 2017

Totally blind people. How do they avoid becoming lost? Is it difficult to memorize their surroundings perfectly?

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No, they don’t have to.

Generally, in addition to their memory, they use their senses of hearing and touch, and develop practices of paying attention to those and moving with confirmation from them and/or in ways that don’t over-commit so bad things are less likely to happen if they start to go someplace problematic.

They can also use the assistance of tools such as canes, or helpers such as trained dogs.

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