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Can you picture things in your head? Well, this guy can’t.

Tom Ebeyer (founder of the Aphantasia Network) shares the discovery of his own aphantasia before it was even given a name. This piece documents the beginnings of aphantasia with Professor Adam Zeman and the foundations for a global network.

Could you have this memory disorder?

Susie McKinnon can’t picture images and has very few memories from her life. McKinnon has aphantasia and Severely Deficient Autobiographical Memory or SDAM for short. Early findings suggest possible correlations between conditions.

If you can’t imagine things, how can you learn?

Mental imagery is not directly related to measures of intelligence, vocabulary, and reading comprehension, but does play a role in how some schoolchildren acquire literacy skills. Could aphantasia be seen as impeding learning ability? A critical perspective.

Picture this? Some just can’t

A retired surveyor who can no longer imagine. This article chronicles the experience of a 65-year-old man from the UK, patient MX, who reported losing his mind’s eye after heart surgery. Assigned to the case is UK neurologist Adam Zeman, tasked with figuring out what’s going on in MX’s head.

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