Reflections on aphantasia

  title={Reflections on aphantasia},
  author={Adam Zeman and Michaela Dewar and Sergio Della Sala},
Aphantasia and the Language of Imagination: A Wittgensteinian Exploration
Congenital aphantasia, or the complete absence of mental imagery, is a topic that has recently aroused the interest of researchers in many fields including philosophy, psychology and cognitive
A world without imagination? Consequences of aphantasia for an existential account of self
ABSTRACT Aphantasia is a spectrum disorder, affecting the ability of otherwise healthy individuals to form voluntary or conscious mental images, and in some cases also any form of sensory
Aphantasia, imagination and dreaming
Aphantasia is a recently discovered disorder characterised by the total incapacity to generate visual forms of mental imagery. This paper proposes that aphantasia raises important theoretical
Aphantasia: The science of visual imagery extremes.
What is the Link Between Mental Imagery and Sensory Sensitivity? Insights from Aphantasia
It is suggested for the very first time that sensory imagery and sensory sensitivity are related, and that aphantasics are characterised by both lower imagery, and lower sensitivity.
Anauralia: The Silent Mind and Its Association With Aphantasia
A new term is proposed, anauralia, for referring to an absence of auditory imagery, which is thought to play a key role in a wide range of psychological domains, including working memory and memory rehearsal, prospective cognition, thinking, reading, planning, problem-solving, self-regulation, and music.
Imagery agnosia and its phenomenology
It is argued that from a neuropsychological perspective this phenomenon is much more widespread, and should be categorized as imagery sensory agnosia, and after over twenty years of learning to play music phenomenology of auditory imagery agnosIA is described from the first-person perspective.
The image of memory: relationship between autobiographical memory and mental imagery in Korsakoff syndrome
It is demonstrated that autobiographical retrieval in KS is associated with the ability to retrieve (visual imagery) and manipulate mental images (spatial imagery), and spatial imagery in patients with KS and control participants.


Is the Charcot and Bernard case (1883) of loss of visual imagery really based on neurological impairment?
Although Monsieur X's damage was initially interpreted as neurological, reports of similar symptoms in the psychiatric field lead us to postulate a functional cause for his impairment as well.
Organic Retrograde Amnesia
Visual mental imagery in congenital prosopagnosia
What Does Psychogen Mean?
The neurological basis of mental imagery: A componential analysis
Neural correlates of the psychedelic state as determined by fMRI studies with psilocybin
Psilocybin caused a significant decrease in the positive coupling between the mPFC and PCC, which strongly imply that the subjective effects of psychedelic drugs are caused by decreased activity and connectivity in the brain's key connector hubs, enabling a state of unconstrained cognition.
Depersonalization: A New Look at a Neglected Syndrome
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