Lord Arawn asked in HealthOptical · 9 years ago

Do your remaining senses automatically (as in biological ability) improve or compensate when you lose a sense?

Or do you simply pay more attention to them or get more practice with them? Is your body actually compensating or are you just psychologically shifting focus and thereby coping?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I think it depends on the age group, the younger someone is the more they adapt to using their other senses. (Some people become disabled in the 70's or 80's).

    For example some people are born disabled so they would use their other sense more because of it.

    It also, it depends on the personality of the person.

    If a disabled person is wrapped up in cotton wool, then they lean how to be co-dependent of other people to help them. When some people become disable, they may wallow in self pity.

    Some people are very independent, so if they are disabled from a young age or an old age, then they can learn to use their other senses more.

    It is a matter of personal choice, if someone wants to be independent, then they are more likely to use their other senses more, but some people like being dependent on someone else.

    Personality that is the real issue, independence V's dependency.

    Source(s): Personal experience of the disabled.
  • Susan
    Lv 4
    5 years ago


  • 9 years ago

    I believe your other senses are enhanced when you loose one of them.

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