From the Vault: Aphantasia


Can your mind form mental images? Derek Bacon/Getty Images/Ikon Images

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 classic episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Robert and Joe explore. (Originally published May 10, 2016)

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Topics in this Podcast: From the Vault, neruoscience, psychology