Topic: Causes

What causes aphantasia? Aphantasia is both a congenital and developmental condition. Most individuals with aphantasia have experienced it since birth, often termed “lifelong aphantasia.” However, in rare cases, it can be triggered by events such as a stroke or a head injury. Additionally, episodes of depression have been known to precipitate the onset of acquired aphantasia in some individuals. To gain a deeper understanding of the causes and mechanisms behind aphantasia, these resources offer more information. They provide insights into the latest research and theories, helping to unravel the complexities surrounding the origins of this fascinating condition. Whether you’re personally affected, a researcher, or simply curious, these materials will enhance your knowledge about the potential causes of aphantasia.

I have aphantasia. Do my siblings have it? What about my parents? Is aphantasia hereditary?
A personal journey of exploring the nature of visualization, its importance and spiritual significance, and what can be learned from it.
Why might your mind's eye be blind while your friend can picture crystal-clear images? Shocking insights into the known neurodifferences in imagery vividness.
Standard outpatient procedure turned stroke, peripheral vision deficit and an unnamed loss of visualization. My mind’s eye was erased.
June 18, 2022
I recently started to suspect that i have a condition called binocular vision dysfunction and started to wonder if it could be the reason visualization is di...
When I was a child I remember being able to vividly be able to visualize people, objects, and moving visuals in my head. As silly as it sounds, as early as i...
January 19, 2021
I found out I had aphantasia when I was 15 years old. Ironically, I was in the eye doctor when I stumble across an article on my phone revealing that my mind...
December 30, 2020
I realized I had congenital aphantasia late April of 2020. Today I am 37… Growing up I never once conjured a single mental image of anything and had no...
Do we become more aphantasic with age? Illona Kovács joins Aphantasia Network to discuss recent findings showing vividness declines across lifespans.
September 30, 2022
Adam Zeman shares the rediscovery of aphantasia, a blind mind's eye, in this presentation from the 2021 Extreme Imagination Conference and Exhibition.
October 21, 2021
Dr. Adam Zeman joins Tom Ebeyer for a live Ask Me Anything event to answer the community's questions on aphantasia and hyperphantasia.
February 21, 2021