Blindsight is in medical terminology "the ability of people who are cortically blind due to lesions in their striate cortex, also known as primary visual cortex or V1, to respond to visual stimuli that they do not consciously see."
In other words a person who is physically blind is able to 'see' via means other than their eyes.
In wider use it is also applied to people who are blindfolded or in a hypnotic trance with their eyes firmly closed, who are also able to 'see'. The people are not guessing nor using other physical senses to determine what is there. There are people who are able to navigate themselves round quite complex locations and even read books held behind them.
Blindsight challenges the common belief that perceptions must be gathered via our 5 senses system - our eyes. The effects are identical to remote viewing , the only difference between the two being that remote viewing [as its name suggests] is of things distant from the person and blindsight is usually assumed to be of things close by, but as one can see the difference between the two is somewhat imprecise - how near is close and how far is far away?
Blindsight may be achieved in the same way - by going out of body, or by inter composer communication - mind reading or telepathy.
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- Braid, James – Restoring the sight of a Blind lady using hypnotherapy
- Clark, Fay Marvin – Into the Light – Blindsight: When playing blindman's bluff with other children, Margaret had the ability to avoid large objects
- Croad, Mrs Carrie - Blindsight by reading other people’s minds
- Croad, Mrs Carrie - The Testimony of the Nonconformist Minister Mr. J. G. Westlake - Blindsight and remote viewing
- Fancher, Mollie - Blindsight and prophecy
- Fancher, Mollie - Blindsight the tests
- Fancher, Mollie - Blindsight when blindfolded and in the dark
- Kuda Bux - Blindsight
- Lusseyran, Jacques - And then there was Light
- Professor Alexander Erskine - A Hypnotist’s Case Book – The blind girl almost unable to walk who became a dancer on the stage
- Romains, Jules - Experimenting with Eyeless sight