Daniel Kish has been sightless since he was a year old. Yet he can mountain bike. And navigate the wilderness alone. And recognize a building as far away as 1,000 feet. How? The same way bats can see in the dark.
This makes me wonder what else a human can do. Perhaps in music classes, if students were required to wear blindfolds, it would develop their “ear” faster and better? Or maybe we all should have some sort of class which we have to do things completely without sight.
I know when I listen to music, I really have to pretty much close my eyes to listen. I can’t really multitask and listen to something. Nor can I listen to stuff while driving as a lot of my attention goes to the music, the brain picking apart what I’m hearing…..even if I have heard it many many times over. It’s like other things, sight, etc, are interfering with my listening.