facial vision

fa·cial vis·ion

sensing the proximity of objects by the nerves of the face, presumed in the case of the blind and also in sighted people who are blindfolded or in darkness.

fa·cial vi·sion

(fāshăl vizhŭn)
Sensing proximity of objects by nerves of the face.
References in periodicals archive ?
Facial vision: The role of pitch and loudness in the perception of obstacles by the blind.
On the pressure sense of the drum of the ear and "facial vision".
Facial vision: The perception of obstacles by the blind.
At Avon, rehabilitation had been partly based on the belief that the blind possessed "facial vision," an acute sensitivity in the nerves of the face that allowed them to anticipate environmental hazards.