I've got no mind's eye! I can't visualise in my mind, when I close my eyes it is dark!
What does this all mean?
Before the term aphantasia came into use, often this was referred to as aniconia. The lack of the normal human ability to see things in our mind's eye was only recently given a definitive name, before aphantasia, we were lost in the dark trying to find other people who were the same.
The common terms that were used before aphantasia included
- no mind's eye
- non imager
- mental blindess
The problem with this was bringing people together, now we are in a position where we can finally develop a community where people may be able to find us and get support through casual searching on a variety of terms as well as searching specifically for aphantasia.
However, to achieve this, we need to share this website, the more links to our community, the more chance there is of someone finding us who feels alone.
So please, take this moment to share our website on facebook, twitter or any where else you can think of!