Aphantasia poll

I have aphantasia and am wondering how many other people here do. I would like it if as many people as possible could vote.

  • I have aphantasia
  • I don’t have aphantasia
  • I am not sure

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I don’t have it. I feel bad for you @firemonkey I hope you will be o k?

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I have hyperphantasia, the other end of the spectrum. It can be linked with hallucinations and delusions.

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For me the effect has been most noticeable when it comes to the guided imagery used for relaxation classes. It also ties in with poor autobiographical memory for a lot of us who have it. My autobiographical memory is poor.

It possibly affects learning . https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jun/04/aphantasia-no-visual-imagination-impact-learning

Prosopagnosia (face blindness) is found more often in people with aphantasia as is poor autobiographical memory.
When I first did the Cambridge face memory test I scored 54% which is below average. I don’t think I have prosopagnosia though as I am quite good at recognising familiar faces.

For anyone interested here are some tests:

Aphantasia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34039054

Face memory http://www.bbk.ac.uk/psychology/psychologyexperiments/experiments/facememorytest/startup.php