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Aphantasia is the inability to visualize, also known as image-free thinking.

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Is aphantasia an inability to record memories, or an inability to recall memories?

People with aphantasia are unable to voluntarily create or recall mental images. This can extend to non-visual memory too (e.g. remembering that they heard a loud bang, but not remembering the sound ...
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Is there a correlation between high verbal thinking and aphantasia?

People with high verbal thinking process almost all their thoughts in literal words. People with high verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically ...
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Is it possible to have bipolar and aphantasia?

I've recently read this study An investigation of mental imagery in bipolar disorder: Exploring “the mind's eye” . One interesting thing in it is that "the BD group performed worse on the verbal ...
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Does this "near-aphantasia" condition have a name? [closed]

Aphantasia is a "condition" where you can't picture things in your mind; I read a few articles about it, and feel like I don't have it, but have something close to it, and would like to know ...
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To what extent do individuals vary in their ability to mentally visualise?

Background: Yesterday I was shocked when a friend of mine told me that he can see only "completely black darkness" when he closes he eyes. When I close my eyes, I can see some images or "movies" of ...
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