Topic: Hypophantasia

Hypophantaisa is characterized by a low visual imagination. Hypo – meaning low. Hypophantasics, or people with hypophantasia, have described experiences almost like aphantasia, where visual imagery is completely absent. Hypophantasics may only experience flashes or struggle to create mental images. This phenomenon can extend to other senses in your imagination, such as auditory (sound), gustatory (taste), olfactory (smell) imagination, etc. Dive into stories, resources and discussions.

The concept of 'tokens' and 'types' helped me understand how we think differently: visualizers use specific imagery, while aphantasics excel in abstract thinking.
How can one explain the experience of visualization to someone who has never experienced it? Enter the afterimage apple illusion.
Visualize (picture, imagine, whatever you want to call it) a ball on a table. Now, imagine someone walks up to the table and gives the ball a push. What happens to the ball?
Understanding the hidden assumptions that lead to biases against aphantasics’ cognitive abilities.
What do typical visualizers experience? How does my imaginative experience compare? Designer Melanie Scheer introduces a new way to visualize the visual imagination spectrum.
Do I have aphantasia or hypophantasia? Answering that seemingly simple question can be very confusing. Understanding your imaginative experience is a journey of self-discovery.
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.
Knowledge of our invisible differences dates back to 340 BC. Aristotle stands at the beginning of this history when imagination was not an established topic of discussion yet.
January 23, 2024
Thank you for the Aphantasia Network! I've maybe been a member for over a year. In that time, not only have I loved the humour, but I have learnt about ...
February 16, 2023
So, I can’t visualize.  Sort of.  I can audiate.  I can dream in pictures.  I can even daydream in pictures.  But the thing is, I can’t call up a...
December 18, 2021
Hi Everyone!  I used to assume I had aphantasia, because I can’t visualize things “on command” – like a pink elephant, for example. H...
April 5, 2021
i have aphantasia but i can see flashes of (seemingly random) images that pop up and move in a direction while fading away.any other aphantasic person feel t...
March 15, 2021
I haven’t had any image in my mind for as long as I can recall. However, some time ago I had an anxiety attack (first time) that involved delusions and after...
What is the true spectrum of mental imagery? Join us live on March 20th at 3 pm Eastern Time for a captivating exploration into the depths of mental imagery with Tom Ebeyer of the Aphantasia Network and neuroscientist Sam Schwarzkopf from the University of Auckland.
February 28, 2024
Christian Scholz answers the community’s questions about 'Meta-Imagination and The Language Game of Visualising' in this live Q&A. Hosted by Tom Ebeyer.
June 28, 2023
Discover how individuals with aphantasia engage in imaginative exercises using language and how this experience differs from visualizers. Christian Scholz presents a new theoretical concept called meta-imagination.
June 28, 2023
Do we become more aphantasic with age? Illona Kovács joins Aphantasia Network to discuss recent findings showing vividness declines across lifespans.
September 30, 2022
What do typical visualizers experience? How do hyperphantasics experience visual imagery? Melanie Scheer presents a new way to depict the visual imagination spectrum.
May 25, 2022