Topic: Strengths

Mental imagery is not all upside. There are two sides to the story. Aphantasia, characterized by the lack of mental imagery, has unique cognitive strengths. Many are currently unrealized. Explore resources on some of the strengths of aphantasia.

Aphantasia, living without a mind's eye, doesn't hinder creativity. Despite my inability to visualize, I wrote and published a fantasy novel, proving creativity thrives in unique ways.
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.
Vividness of mental imagery appears to be linked to level of sensory sensitivity, with lower imagery associated with lower sensory sensitivity.
How do you draw from memory if you can't form mental pictures? Evidently, you don’t need to “see” with the mind’s eye to carry-out these tasks.
You may not be able to create images in your mind, but can you complete these mental rotation tasks?
May 26, 2022
I am a visual aphant. I consider myself a success– I have a good relationship with my family, have a Masters in a science related field, and make 300K+...
February 24, 2021
Hello! So about a year ago I discovered in my cognitive psychology course that I am aphantasic. I’ve never been able to imagine things and hated medita...
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