What if you couldn’t evoke images of your children’s faces or the house you live in? Sue Armstrong investigates personal experiences of people with aphantasia, and the science behind it with a guest appearance from professor Adam Zeman.
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Online art exhibition – Extreme Imagination: Inside the Mind’s Eye – the digital counterpart of twin exhibitions hosted by Tramway, Glasgow, and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, in 2019. Exhibition features works by aphantasic and hyperhpantasic artists and invites us to consider the critical role of mental imagery in making art.
Tom Ebeyer doesn’t have a mind’s eye, and for the first 20 years of his life he didn’t even know that others did! This radio documentary explores the beginning discovery of aphanatsia through Tom’s journey, and the weaving connection to Professor Adam Zeman, who coined the word.
When Sheri Bakes was 29, she had a stroke that resulted in the loss of her ability to imagine things visually. While it might be tempting to see aphantasia as a challenge, Bakes has turned the process of painting into a meditative act.
It might surprise you that some people can’t conjure an image in their mind’s eye. Or, if you have aphantasia, then perhaps you’d be surprised that some people can. Professor Adam Zeman, Dr Joel Pearson and Dr Rebecca Koegh make a guest appearance on this episode of ‘All in the Mind’.