Tuesday, June 23, 2020

post 3,Daniel Kish

In chapter 1 we hear the story of Daniel Kish. Daniel was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes, retinoblastoma are cancerous tumors of the retina in both eyes and can be fatal. Although this diagnoses was extremely serious Daniel did not let it reflect his own Independence. Kish talks about remembering himself always echolocating.  Daniel Kish says echolocation is like "opening one's eyes , echolocators instinctively increase the intensity (or loudness) of their clicks, and click more frequently when an object is off to the side or behind them. I think the use of echolocation is extremely impressive and the fact Daniel Kish used it to make a difference in his own life.

How Does Human Echolocation Work? | Innovation | Smithsonian Magazine

Human Echolocation: How The Blind Can "See"


  1. Interesting post! I also talked about Daniel Kish in my post. I believe he was a great way to start the book, "The Extraordinary Powers See of our Five Senses What I’m Saying". I love how you included a picture of not only Daniel, but echolocation giving readers more of a visual understanding.

  2. When I first thought of echolocation, the only thought on my mind was the movie Finding Dory. I didn't even know that this was a skill that humans can learn! It really shows how incredible the brain is, for we can really adapt to survive by any means necessary. Daniel Kish's story is also so empowering, and really shows how perseverance can get you doing things that you never knew you could do.