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Aphantasia: When You Are Blind in Your Mind
Aphantasia is a relatively unstudied phenomenon that involves not being able to visualize images in your mind. Explore some research on what causes it.

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Aphantasia: Image Not Found

Aphantasia: Image Not Found

Aphantasia is a phenomenon in which an individual cannot conjure an image of a face or thing in their minds. There is no inner ‘mind’s eye’ in these people and the mental imagery i...

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Discovery of Aphantasia

Aphantasia was first described in the early 1800s by Francis Galton in a paper on mental imagery. It was not until 2015 that the phenomenon was further studied and the term was coined.

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Binocular Rivalry

This was a technique used by the researchers to help test the image forming inside the brain of the individuals.

The experiment led to the finding that a recent viewing of an image had no ...

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Possible Explanations of Aphantasia

MRI scans in patients show that while recognizing faces show no change, the person finds it hard to ‘imagine’ or conjure imagery, due to a significant reduction in activation patterns across the po...

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Memory And Aphantasia

People with Aphantasia are only able to remember things by using words and lists of facts.

Research suggests that this phenomenon has a negative impact on their memory, like being...

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Dreams and Aphantasia

Strangely enough, people with aphantasia can dream normally, being able to see the visuals. It is the intentional ‘imagining’ that is affected and not the dream state.

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Life With Aphantasia

Not being able to imagine people and places can be bothersome and upsetting for the people with Aphantasia. Many people from all walks of life experience this, and it does not seem to impact their ...

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