Aphantasia article in Science Daily

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 coming to mind,” he said. “I usually have to go back and read a passage about a visual description several times — it’s almost meaningless.”

As an avid reader myself, I can’t imagine what it would be like not to form a mental picture from descriptions. Would this turn you off reading fiction and fantasy?

Can’t count sheep? You may have aphantastia.


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