Empathizing (An Affective Skill)
Empathizing (An Affective Skill)
Sight is an importance sense in every living organism and plays an vital role in how and the way individuals carry out their daily activities which include walking, learning, and the thinking process which is involved in the decision making process (Coon & Mitterer, 2014). Having taken a blind walk with a partner for 25 minutes gave me a surprising experience. One thing that I learned is that the vision system takes more than the eyes and involves the memory to process stimuli (Coon & Mitterer, 2014). At the end of the blind walk, I could navigate better that at the start and could easily determine where I was.
At first, it was a difficult experience but as I went on, I started getting used to and with the help of my other senses, I was able to determine most of the outside processes and locations. My brain largely participated in processing the external stimuli to give information about my location and the environment, which was surrounding me (Coon & Mitterer, 2014). I had visual images in my mind, which were attributed to sound and texture of objects(Coon & Mitterer, 2014). I had to incorporate the other senses to enable me to move around and determine many of the unseen aspects of the environment (Coon & Mitterer, 2014). As I passed through the library, I realized the quietness, which enabled me to differentiate the library from other areas.
The hearing sense was the able to identify and detect this stimulus of sound (Coon & Mitterer, 2014). As I proceeded to the cafeteria, my nose detected the smell, which determined the place I was. My skin also detected the freezer door. My other four senses played a big part in my blind walk and they are all important in the creation of a visual imagery in the brain, which is involved in the process of seeing, and the blind should take advantage of their other senses as a substitution for their lack of sight (Coon & Mitterer, 2014).

Coon, D. & Mitterer, J. O. (2014). Psychology: A journey. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.