Aphantasia: Blindness of the Mind's Eye

Aphantasia: Blindness of the Mind's Eye

Mental images play an important role in our daily experience of reality, from thoughts of the past to daydreams, fantasies and entire worlds of the imagination. Just what's happening when we see through the mind's eye and what on Earth is it like for individuals who experience aphantasia and experience no visual imagination at all? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore.

Image Credits: Insight into sight. (BSIP/Contributor/Getty) Blind Eye. (Maxx Images/Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: perception, visual perception, neuroscience, psychology, memory