Mind’s eye picture


I consider I do have aphantasia, but in the questionnaire my version isn’t included. Sometimes I can’t visualise anything but for more familiar pictures what I experience is a fleeting flash of a picture, even in colour, but it disappears before I can focus on it and I cannot consciously recall it. So not ‘no picture’ and not really ‘dim’ instead?

For this reason, during therapy, I wasted hours trying to find a Safe Place! I printed out a picture of a place I’d like to visit as a safe place but it never felt real and I could not recall it when I looked away.

Does anyone else have similar experiences with the extremely short flash of a picture?

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