Loss of imagery phenomenology with intact visuo-spatial task performance: A case of ‘blind imagination’

@article{Zeman2010LossOI,
  title={Loss of imagery phenomenology with intact visuo-spatial task performance: A case of ‘blind imagination’},
  author={A. Zeman and S. Sala and L. Torrens and Viktoria-Eleni Gountouna and D. McGonigle and R. Logie},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={145-155}
}
The capacity for imagery, enabling us to visualise absent items and events, is a ubiquitous feature of our experience. This paper describes the case of a patient, MX, who abruptly lost the ability to generate visual images. He rated himself as experiencing almost no imagery on standard questionnaires, yet performed normally on standard tests of perception, visual imagery and visual memory. These unexpected findings were explored using functional MRI scanning (fMRI). Activation patterns while… Expand
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