Friday, June 21, 2019

Post #2 Loss of vision leads to heightened senses

After reading the chapters about vision in our text, it brought back a specific game me and friends used to play. In the section that talked about the pitch black restaurant, this made me remember a game that me and my friends called "Hide-and-go-seek in the dark". For this game, we would play in my friend's basement and block off all windows and any source of light. We made it so you couldn't even see the hand in-front of your face. We would the hide and select a seeker to look for us; as you could imagine, this could take up to an hour in a large, fully furnished basement. Now was this the smartest or safest thing for a bunch of middle-school kids to be doing, no; however, after crashing into furniture and walls enough, we learned our surroundings pretty well. The amazing thing about this game that can be related to our class, is that not long after the game would begin, you would find yourself relying on your other senses to compensate. And after hours of playing at a time, you would find your sense of hearing almost heightened to the point of listening to every-single little sound around you. In the video's we watched about being visually impaired, you can see these individuals relying on their other senses more. 

Below displays an accurate way to play the game; which, with the right groups can be hysterical

Image result for black(Picture of me and friends hiding) 

1 comment:

  1. I can relate to this post. As a child I also used to play tag and hide and go seek in very dark environments, finding my other senses seemed to get stronger since I was relying on them to win the game. All the sounds I would hear seemed to be magnified. Even my vision seemed to adapt a bit, like I had night vision, or I so thought. - Annmarie Ciulla