People who are unable to visualize mental images may have an advantage when working in scientific and mathematical industries, a study led by the University of Exeter (n=2200) shows. The phenomenon is the opposite of hyperphantasia which has been shown to be more common in creative professions.
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A survey of 181 authors showed 63% actually “hear their characters speak” while writing, with 61% reporting characters are capable of acting independently in their minds.
Online art exhibition feauturing works by aphantasic and hyperhpantasic artists invites us to consider the critical role of mental imagery in making art.
Aphantasia and hyperphantasia appear to be widespread but neglected features of human experience with informative psychological associations.
Insights into the neural mechanisms that underlie visual imagery, how imagery can be objectively and reliably measured, and how it affects general cognition.