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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175093/the-blind-mind-no-sensory-visual-imagery-in-aphantasia
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Rebecca Keogh, Joel Pearson
For most people the use of visual imagery is pervasive in daily life, but for a small group of people the experience of visual imagery is entirely unknown. Research based on subjective phenomenology indicates that otherwise healthy people can completely lack the experience of visual imagery, a condition now referred to as aphantasia. As congenital aphantasia has thus far been based on subjective reports, it remains unclear whether individuals are really unable to imagine visually, or if they have very poor metacognition - they have images in their mind, but are blind to them...
October 28, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150139/visual-working-memory-performance-in-aphantasia
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Christianne Jacobs, Dietrich S Schwarzkopf, Juha Silvanto
Aphantasia, i.e., the congenital inability to experience voluntary mental imagery, offers a new model for studying the functional role of mental imagery in (visual) cognition. However, until now, there have been no studies investigating whether aphantasia can be linked to specific impairments in cognitive functioning. Here, we assess visual working memory performance in an aphantasic individual. We find that she performs significantly worse than controls on the most difficult (i.e., requiring the highest degree of precision) visual working memory trials...
November 8, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26383091/reflections-on-aphantasia
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Adam Zeman, Michaela Dewar, Sergio Della Sala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26195151/refusing-to-imagine-on-the-possibility-of-psychogenic-aphantasia-a-commentary-on-zeman-et-al-2015
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Stefania de Vito, Paolo Bartolomeo
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January 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
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