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- Aug 25, 2020
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.
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.
Not visually, but, I can think about what it was like. It’s still a memory. Just not visual.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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