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O/T: HEALTH Do you have Aphantasia? What's your number?

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What's your number?

  • 0

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  • 5-6

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • 7-8

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  • 10

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How about mental images that move? Imagining a moving scene, for example? I'm wondering if that's rare too...
 
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I thought 0 was better than 1? I'm confused on what the numbers mean.

Totally my error - I inverted the scale.

0 is good, higher is bad. I think 5 is worst

I'm a 5 (occasionally 4 with practice)
 

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Wow! I had no idea you people could just conjure up vivid images in your minds LOL.

I definitely have aphantasia.

When I read a fiction book, the scene, the setting, the activities are all related to something I have seen or done. I, without thinking about it, assign something similar that I have seen to it, and I don’t really see anything, I just kind of put it there and think about everything from that perspective.

If you tell me to think about an airplane for instance, the first thing that comes to mind is a United jet sitting at a gate at IAH. I don’t see shit, but I think of the setting, and know how it looks, only because I have seen it before.

Wow. That’s crazy.

My experience realizing this was eerily similar. Especially with fiction books.
If the imagery is SUPER strong (lamppost in Lion Witch& Wardrobe), I will see that... but nothing else.


A few years ago, a friend was talking about driving directions - and he said 'ok, I've got it mapped out'
I asked him, bewildered "do you have a picture of the route in your mind or something"

He looked at me, equally bewildered. "Yeah, of course"


I didn't realize people pictured things in their minds. I always thought it was mostly blank, like me.
 

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When you say "see something in your mind", does that mean "I can close my eyes and recall a memory as if I was there experiencing it"?

Does that mean, that when you shut your eyes, you never experience darkness?
 

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Guys, I don't think it's about literally "seeing" with your eyes closed.

I don't see anything when I close my eyes. It's just dark.

But I can picture an apple in my mind easily, even with my eyes wide open. I can also picture its texture, the kitchen, the table it's sitting on, all of the colors.

I can also replay videos or movies in my mind when I focus. But I don't "see" them.

So yeah, if you tell me that people can literally see the things they imagine when they close their eyes right in front of them, I'd be mind blown as well. But I doubt that.

Oh, and..

Were none of you able to masturbate without porn when you were teens by just imagining what that girl/guy in your class would look like naked/you having sex with them?
 

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I have a question for those with aphantasia: can you visually recall a memory? And if yes, can you modify/add objects to it?

For example, let's say you spent a lovely Sunday with your significant other. Can you recall it and change their clothes' color? Or picture them with a hat?
 

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You know, I don’t think I could tell a sketch artist how to draw my own wife and have it turn out looking like her. I’m not kidding. I always wondered how the hell someone could give details like that about someone that attacked them.

Maybe you will get lucky and get robbed by this guy...

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Totally my error - I inverted the scale.

0 is good, higher is bad. I think 5 is worst

I'm a 5 (occasionally 4 with practice)
Just above, they said 10 was the best. I marked 10. Not sure which is correct, just that I can picture the images clearly...
 

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I have a question for those with aphantasia: can you visually recall a memory? And if yes, can you modify/add objects to it?

For example, let's say you spent a lovely Sunday with your significant other. Can you recall it and change their clothes' color? Or picture them with a hat?
Not visually, but, I can think about what it was like. It’s still a memory. Just not visual.
 

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