Hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste – these are the five senses we use to help make sense of the world around us. But what happens when one of these senses is suddenly taken away? For instance, if you are no longer able to see will your other senses be heightened in order to compensate for the loss?
Studies have shown that this is often the case. An article in the New York Times highlights a study that tested subjects who no longer had the sense of sight to see if they were better able to identify sounds and pitch. The results showed that those who did not have the sense of sight did in fact exhibit a greater sense of hearing than those who had the sense of sight.
You can put your senses to the test and see if your sense of touch is heightened by temporarily taking away your sense of sight with Blind Spell! One player puts on the blindfold glasses and then a handful of letters are distributed in front of them. The blindfolded player is asked to spell a word simply by using their sense of touch to find the right letters and spell the word before time runs out. You can add extra letters to the mix to increase the challenge.
Blind Spell includes opaque glasses, 42 letters, a dry erase board and marker and word lists. This educational game is great for 2 to 4 players, ages 7 and up.
To find Blind Spell and other educational toys from MindWare, visit MindWare.com.