Christian Scholz

I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at the Ruhr University Bochum, where my research focuses on mental imagery, aphantasia, and alternative cognitive strategies. Previously, I obtained master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Logic from the University of Groningen and the University of Amsterdam. In my master’s thesis, I applied the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein to the phenomenon of aphantasia, and argued that aphantasia should make us rethink the importance attributed to mental images for our cognition.
Understanding the hidden assumptions that lead to biases against aphantasics’ cognitive abilities.