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Alan Kendle

Aphantasia – Can you hear that?

When I first realized I have Aphantasia I thought it was only impacting the visual sensory experience in my mind’s eye.

This was not unreasonable, like many people when they first discover they are aphantasic, they report on the visual experience or an inability to create mental images – like the picture a red star or think of a horse examples.

But what about the other senses? What about sound?

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Julia Edgar

What if the mind’s eye was just a metaphor?

‘Mind’s eye’ refers to the experience of creating mental images of a situation, place or thing by using the metaphor of an eye.

But what if the ‘mind’s eye’ was just that, a metaphor?

Julia Edgar is a Sixth Form leader and teacher of English and psychology. She is also aphantasic. In this article Julia shares with us what it’s like to educate whilst not being able to visualise.

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Max Watson

An Aphantastic Discovery

My husband and I like to watch YouTube videos together on lazy weekend mornings while lounging in bed. On one of these snuggly weekends, we came across the video titled: ‘I have APHANTIASIA (and you may too… without realizing it!)’

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Katrina Wicks

Aphantasia – Imagine That!

A concept that most people (apparently 98%) may find quite far removed from their ordinary thought process. How many times have you heard a sentence start with or have said yourself ‘now imagine’… Well, some people can’t. Literally.

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Jennifer McDougall

3 Things I Learned Dating an Aphantasic

What do you mean “you can’t imagine a horse”?

I find it hard to imagine what it’s like not to imagine, but am learning to appreciate this variation in human experience since dating someone with aphantasia.

Here are 3 things I learned dating an aphantasic.

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