Aphantasia, Anxiety, Mental Health

Learning I Have Aphantasia Helped Ease My Anxiety

Being unable to visualize often gave me #anxiety. Learning that my blind imagination was called #aphantasia eased my anxiety by giving me a better understanding of myself.

Hypnopompia and Aphantasia
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Between Sleep and Awake – Where Someone with Aphantasia May “See” Imagery

My imagination is blind, meaning I can't visualize. This neurodiversity is called aphantasia, and I was born with it. When I close my eyes and try to imagine something—an animal, a landscape, a person—all I see is black and grey and sometimes lava-lamp-like splotches of light purple and white. That's the extent of my visual… Continue reading Between Sleep and Awake – Where Someone with Aphantasia May “See” Imagery

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Is Aphantasia Hereditary?

My pursuit to answer the question—is aphantasia hereditary?— was preceded by the discovery that I have aphantasia. I had never heard of it before. My inability to visualize—aphantasia... also known as image-free imagination—had a name! Fascinated, I immediately took to Google to search: What is aphantasia? What is the history of aphantasia?Is aphantasia hereditary? If you… Continue reading Is Aphantasia Hereditary?