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Aphantasia: The lack of visual experience in the mind


A lot of us can stop and visualise things in a flash – a rainbow, your breakfast table, your Mum’s 80s haircut. But “visualising” isn’t the norm for everyone – some people don’t imagine things in a visual way. While our “mind’s eye” allows a lot of us to see things in our head, other people imagine with words or concepts – in non-visual ways. Aphantasia is a recently named condition where people don’t experience visuals in their mind – sometimes the images are to a lesser degree, sometimes they’re completely absent. I speak with Andy Lord, a BrainCraft viewer who commented about his Aphantasia on my last episode. We all experience the world a little differently.

[Video and text source: BrainCraft YouTube channel]