I am often reading social media comments such as "I have mild aphantasia," and am curious, is this even possible?
Aphantasia is a variation in the human experience where one cannot visualize imagery (nor other senses) and does not possess a functioning mind’s eye. It is often characterized as "blindness in the mind’s eye" or #blindmind. Would this not suggest that you either have the ability to visualize in your mind or you don’t? That, your mind’s eye is either functioning or it is not?
It is my understanding that although the vividness of the visualizations or visual imagery in the mind may differ among phantasics, people with an ability to visualize in their mind, it is still visualization nonetheless. Therefore "mild aphantasia" is actually just phantasia, with low vividness abilities. Thoughts and other perspectives?