The sensory compensation hypothesis

  • Almut BraunEmail author


It is a long-held belief that the lack of vision can be compensated by one of the remaining senses (cf. Guillié 1817, p. 31). Theories on the sensory compensation of the blind can be traced back to William Hanks Levy. Being blind himself, he compared the brain and the five senses sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste with a battery and five wires.


Speaker Identification Blind Individual Sighted Child Psychic Phenomenon Auditory Sense 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

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