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How things look to someone who is colorblind?

How things look to someone who is colorblind?

Shades and Grays: Just like the old black and white film. Different colors are actually brighter/darker compared to each other. These shades let colorblind patients tell some differences, but a green and blue of the same hue will appear the same. Many phone cameras or computer photo programs can give a "black and white" effect, so play with this if you can and you'll see what they see. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kale
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Color Blindness (Definition)

A condition where a person has a decreased or complete inability to detect ...Read more


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What do colors look like to someone who is colorblind?

What do colors look like to someone who is colorblind?

Faded: The color deficiency confuse certain colors that will look the same but sometimes quite different to the color normal. They describe what they see as somewhat faded and desaturated in color. Color deficient persons will make odd wardrobe choices and generally have personal clothes that to the color normal appear uniformly bland. ...Read more

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Is it true that blind people see with their ears could someone explain to me how this works.?

Is it true that blind people see with their ears could someone explain to me how this works.?

Vision loss: Blind people do not see with their ears but because of the blindness the often have better hearing discrimination which helps compensate for the blindness. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people with normal color vision see the world?

Can someone tell me how people with normal color vision see the world?

Normally: I am guessing that you yourself are color deficient in some way. We define the spectrum of what is seen by the "normal" as normal color vision. Such a person can make distinctions between colored objects that you will not find possible. This can be demonstrated to you but unfortunately since you lack that ability, it will not have great significance for you. ...Read more

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What causes someone who knows how to speak to go mute?

What causes someone who knows how to speak to go mute?

Multiple ways: There are multiple possible causes for someone who knows how to speak, to go mute. One would be a tia, or more likely a full stroke; damage to vocal cords is another. Also someone can have an extreme psychological trauma and not be able to speak because of that. People can also be mute with some psychoses and extreme depressions. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to an older persons nutrition as they get older?

Could you tell me what happens to an older persons nutrition as they get older?

Less Calories needed: As a person gets older they need less calories. The metabolism of the muscles slows down. As people age, if the eat the same amount of calories as they did in their 20s and 30s, they may notice weight gain. ...Read more

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How can you explain rainbow colors to someone blind?

How can you explain rainbow colors to someone blind?

Depends: If they have been blind since birth, there is no satisfying way. You can discuss it in terms of tones of music and indicate that each note is like a different color. This is an analogy that will give some idea of the differences in colors. ...Read more

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Is it possible for children who grow up without human contact to learn how to talk?

Is it possible for children who grow up without human contact to learn how to talk?

Probably not: There seems to be a critical period for language development in the first few years of life. Without immersion in human speech, children will not learn to talk themselves. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with someone who can't form words or pronounce them properly? This happens occasionally to someone i love.

What could be wrong  with someone who can't form words or pronounce them properly? This happens occasionally to someone i love.

Can you clarify?: Thirty thousand different proteins go to creating the brain, and no two are alike. Different people are good at different things, and this is probably a good thing overall for humankind. Someone who has an occasional problem with single words may just be different. However, episodic periods where it's hard to put all the words together suggests transient ischemic attacks, an urgent medical problem. ...Read more

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How does the world appear to a person who has strabismus?

How does the world appear to a person who has strabismus?

Depends: If the strabismus is in childhood, then usually the vision in one eye is supressed and everything looks normal to this child. Measurement will show the reduced vision in one eye which prevents doubling. If the strabismus is acquired in an adult, then the world is doubled and treatment is mandatory for proper functioning. Discuss this will your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What to do if i heard in an article that blind people see with their ears could someone explain to me how this works.?

What to do if i heard in an article that blind people see with their ears could someone explain to me how this works.?

Not credible: There are lots of unusual ideas out their. There is no possible mechanism that an ear could receive light as an input. Are your sure you just didn't read that blind people develop a more acute and focused sense of hearing? ...Read more

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Why does somebody stutter? Are there ways a person can train himself not to stutter, without hiring a specialist?

Why does somebody stutter? Are there ways a person can train himself not to stutter, without hiring a specialist?

Defect: Stuttering is a left frontal cortex brain disorder, that one is born with. It is difficult to learn how to not stutter without an experienced therapist. Perhaps reading appropriate speech therapy articles could help. Sort of learning how to perfect your piano playing without an instructor. It can be done, just takes a lot longer and ultimately may not work out as well. ...Read more

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What is a nice way to show appreciation to those who helped me through my cancer battle?

What is a nice way to show appreciation to those who helped me through my cancer battle?

Just be You: As a cancer survivor myself, I believe meeting the challenges of the disease is similar to attacking other challenges in life. Anyone who helps with any of life's struggles like grieving, marital issues (or whatever) can be rewarded with your friendship, kindness and empathy for THEIR problems as well. There is no special approach for aiding you through your illness that I can see. ...Read more

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How do you get closer to someone who has selective mutism? Seems very hard to do.

How do you get closer to someone who has selective mutism?  Seems very hard to do.

Patience: Yes, it can be difficult to develop a relationship with someone who has selective mutism. You have be ready to work on this over a long period of time. It will be important for the other person to see your interest and encouragement in him/her. You have to plan on the relationship developing slowly with the gradual building of trust. ...Read more

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What causes someone to go mute, when they know how to speak?

What causes someone to go mute, when they know how to speak?

Neurological/psych: It is possible that there is some rare and unusual neurological problem if this is a young person, or that if it is an older person there may have been a stroke in a speech area. More likely this is a psychological problem. The patient should see his/her doctor for a workup and referral to a neurologist or psychiatrist as appropriate. ...Read more

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What happens once a deceased person's eye is removed? How do they give it to someone else?

What happens once a deceased person's eye is removed? How do they give it to someone else?

The transplant team: notified, and places all corneas and other organs that are donated on ice to keep it viable for the patients who will be needing it from the transplant bank. It's done sterile in the OR, and quickly, as soon as the person has passed. Then, when the tissue is needed for transplanting this is all coordinated beforehand so it's available when the corneal transplant surgery takes place. ...Read more

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What do you call a person who is addicted to collecting quotations?

What do you call a person who is addicted to collecting quotations?

A "quotaholic": But don't quote me on that. An addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. If you enjoy collecting quotes and it does not interfere with your function or cause you undue distress, then it is not a problem. I enjoy collecting quotes myself. ...Read more

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How can I know if i'm seeing the same thing someone else is seeing through their eyes?

How can I know if i'm seeing the same thing someone else is seeing through their eyes?

Philosophical: The question of whatever one person experiences, especially sensory (light, sound, touch, etc.) is always in the philosophical discourse. We can describe the experience to each other but we also have been trained to see and experience things in parallel ways. Given the similarity of the anatomy and physiological, it is probably the same, but there is no absolute way to prove it. ...Read more