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Posted byMunk
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I am, and this is, all new. To me cannibs is able to take most of the my vviq score chart up by a factor of 1. Has anyone else shared this experience or know if there is anyone looking into the effects of cannibs on aphantsia?

Questions
Posted byRiley Morgan
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I’m 16 and I found out I had it a few years ago. I was always clueless to the matter and didn’t realize people could see things in their mind and after finding out a lot of phrases such as “counting sheep” and “happy place” made a lot more sense to me. When I was a kid my mom never understood the way I did things like solving math problems as if my mind was working a completely different way. As I grow older and the thought of aphantasia crosses my mind I sometimes think about how it effects the way I think.  My memory is awful and when I really try to think about things its hard to keep all the information in my head at once. I’ve noticed the way I think about things is different, its hard to explain, but whenever I am trying to understand something conceptual or another side in an argument, I have a completely different reasoning and pathway that arrives me to my conclusion. It also is sometimes hard to trace back to why I come up with certain conclusions and remembering all the reasons as to why my thoughts were lead in that direction. I am terrible at explaining things in general but I’m wondering if other people that have the condition have an input on this because from what i’d imagine, not having images to use will lead our brains to develop differently to problem solving skills and just how we think in general.

General
Posted byHenrikJensen
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As I have read it, that Athanasian is either a born with the thing or a brain damage.
From my experience I got Athanasian as 10 years old after a specific incident of great shame and humiliation. I felt as if my mind imploded and my personal space, went from 3D to 2 D in a fraction of a second – interesting but strange indeed 🙂

This phenomena actually repeater some times, and finally stopped – so I believe that Athanasian for some people has a link to personal space and the ability to hold you space and perceive the external surroundings.  (not sure I express my self correct here – but I hope someone can come with some clarification on what I mean:-)

Questions
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Hello, my names Robert amd is 23 years old, i found the wired video about aphantastia today and also read that in some cases depression have made people develop it.

It got me thinking if its possible i have developed it, i can remember as a child i had such vivid imagination i even tried building a small car out of a old broken grill and all but as i habe become older i had a long period hardship mentally especially since 7th-9th grade where i had no friends or anything.

On top of that i suspect i have had depression for years without realizing before i got anti-depressants, the thing is ever since that hardship started ive had really bad imagination and much difficulty with things like disgning houses in The Sims.

Eventually i just do something until it fells like i did it well without thinking of what i want it to be and when people wamt me to recall how i came up with the idea of the design i have no idea.

Is this a possible sign of aphantasia or have i understood it completely wrong?

Research
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Hello Everyone!

We are looking for Someone who would like to share some personal stories and insights about Aphantasia. We are a group of three Sound Students from the Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany and we’re producing a short Radio Feature about the topic Aphantasia. One of our team members also recently discovered that he has Aphantasia and since the topic is still widely unknown we decided to work on this project. We would love to have some people with Aphantasia to talk to, as it would make our feature much more authentic with your story, and would not just be a couple of facts about Aphantasia.

The interview would be via Zoom and shouldn’t take longer than half an hour. We’re curious about your stories!
If you’re interested, feel free to contact me : aron.frankenberger@stud.h-da.de

Many Greetings,

Aron Frankenberger

 

 

 

Questions
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I knew I was an aphant since age 7 and did not think about it.  At least until a chance comment led to a continuing research in the area.  Since I do not have imagery thinking is in the form of words.  Usually, a dialogue or lecture format.  My inner voice is an active speaking on my part, but many hear rather than speak.

Here is an experiment to try.  I assume everyone has had the experience of a “song going through your head”.  I would be curious as to how many have not had that experience.  But, for those who do:  Who is doing the singing?  I am doing the singing, but I have found about an even split.  Two questions

1) Is whether you hear the singer or do the singing depend on whether you hear or speak your inner voice?
2) What do those who think in images experience?

 

 

Research
Posted byDrZP
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*ONLINE RESEARCH STUDY*
Hi all, I am recruiting individuals with aphantasia for a research study investigating eye-witness testimony (run by the University of Westminster). I have been running the study over the past year and require 15 or so more participants to take part – we could really use your help!

The study will involve watching a short clip (1 minute long), followed by an online Skype interview 48 hours after you have watched the video (between 20-25mins). You will also be asked to complete several questionnaires (online). The study is open to all (anywhere in the world, we accommodate all time zones) over the age of 18. Please register your interest here: https://westminsterpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6FLsMOWBNU3A3NH?fbclid=IwAR2r9xveHrVgIhy6WXT2ThCJI-xU5OXkAwR05PMY-eYG3_ZDW5tedF-PHio 

Many thanks, Dr Zoe Pounder and research team

Questions
Posted bybmo78
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Hi, I’m Billy and I have recently discovered I have aphantasia. Furthermore, I have also realised that when I dream, I dream in concepts rather than images. Does anybody else experience something similar? 

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