Aphantasia but lots of fantasy…

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Comments (5)

    • John
      June 14, 2018 at 07:03
      We are all so beautifully unique in how we see and feel. I finding it fascinating and beautiful :-) ! We can never truly know how another perceives the World. That is what I love about art and expression...it gives us glimpses :-) Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your World :-)
    • Jasmine
      March 27, 2019 at 10:06
      I like to write but, just like you, I don't really think in images. I'm very articulate at expressing myself verbally though. I have a very strong narrative voice in my head and I build images with my words, but these words just pop into my mind and aren't generated by images. My dreams don't have a lot of image either, usually it's more about the action. Only under hypnosis I can see very clear images. Usually it's just shadows or contours or just tiny things that appear unninvited. I visualize something once in a blue moon but my thinking works just fine with only words to play with. Also,I love to play music in my head.
      • Isabel
        March 27, 2019 at 10:12
        That sounds very similar to what I 'see' or rather not see ;-) I think I developed my writing because that was how I could describe what I felt at least up to a point. I currently find that painting works really well though I will never be able to pre-visualize or really plan an image in my head...as you said about words...it just seems to pop up ;-) It is wonderful that you can play music in your head...that I can only do sometimes and never planned. Thank you so much for telling me :-)
    • Claire Strickland
      April 8, 2019 at 20:33
      Hi, you sound like me, I have aphantasia too! I wrote a blog post about it, I'm planning on writing another about my actual experience of what I remember / how I experience the world (as people seem so interested). But you know what? I like having aphantasia. I like being me. People seem to think that I have to 'cope' and 'manage my condition', and it's starting to annoy me a bit! https://www.clairestrickland.com/2019/01/06/aphantasia-i-am-an-artist-with-aphantasia/
      • Isabel
        April 8, 2019 at 22:31
        Hi Claire. Just read your blog post - yes, sounds very much alike :-D. I agree, my aphantasia is just a part of me and as it has never kept me from creating so why would I mind - maybe even the opposite... How did the conference go? Sounds really intriguing. My husband also has aphantasia while my sister and one of my best friends both have hyperphantasia. It was only after I found out about it that we started to talk about how different we 'see' the world. Have a lovely week! Oh and I love your heads - they are stunning!

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