We have some of the first results from our aphantasia survey! It’s pretty exciting, but definitely just the start. Our survey is slightly adapted version of the one created by Dr. Zeman at the University of Exeter, who has been researching the condition and coined the term “aphantasia”. We wanted to have a look at… Read More Preliminary Results
Great insight into the realities of living with aphantasia in this article on Science Daily. Niel works in a bookshop and is an avid reader, but avoids books with vivid landscape descriptions as they bring nothing to mind for him. “I just find myself going through the motion of reading the words without any image… Read More Aphantasia article in Science Daily
Seems to be a very popular topic today with loads of posts on twitter #aphantasia and now a New York Times article by Carl Zimmer. Picture This? Some Just Can’t Very personal feel to this story, it includes the origins of the research and how they discovered the phenotype. Main point of contact seems to… Read More Aphantasia in the New York Times
Aphantasia made it into the news today! Apparently there are some people at Exeter University also working on it (contact link in the article is email@example.com if you’re interested). Aphantasia: A life without mental images Aphantasia: The man who can’t see pictures in his head (video) If you’re interested in doing our survey on the… Read More Aphantasia has been mentioned by the BBC
Descriptions of the various positions Interns can have at the Wellcome Trust from the interns themselves. Great examples of alternative science careers and links to where you can apply to do an internship yourself. Life as a Wellcome Trust Intern.
When someone says “picture it in your mind” are you meant to literally picture something or do you think it’s a metaphor? We’re interested in something called Aphantasia, where people struggle to create visual images in their mind- so, for example, they do not form visual memories, cannot bring a face to mind, and often… Read More Survey: Aphantasia
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August is a great month for getting out and about. If you’re visiting Edinburgh for their bumper festival month, be sure to check out our contributions to the International Festival, the Art Festival and the Festival Fringe. There are plenty of events elsewhere too – in London, Wales and…