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Can you navigate a room without sight? 1 year 5 months ago #3431

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This is all very interesting to me. I feel my “mind’s eye” isn’t as good as most. I only usually experience a flash, like glancing rather than staring, and I see vague outlines with little color. Sometimes it’s slightly more clear.

I’m amazed that people can think back a week or longer and picture what someone was wearing. If someone were to ask me to close my eyes and tell them what they’re wearing this moment I’d struggle. I have a poor memory, especially episodic memory, maybe it’s related.

I’m curious about a few things of those with no ability to visualize whatsoever. Sometimes I may turn off a light before I go to bed—or uhh…intentionally close my eyes and do this for fun as I leave a room because I’m easily entertained—and I'm able to navigate obstacles in a room from memory, even though I can’t see a thing. Can those with aphantasia do this?

I’m also curious if anyone has ever experienced any hallucinations from drugs like LSD? In my experience I barely visualized anything apart from warping walls/floors. I’m wondering if this relates at all to mind’s eye ability.

Thanks!
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Can you navigate a room without sight? 1 year 5 months ago #3447

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Hi scscscsc, welcome to the forum!
Yep, I like wandering around the house with the lights off and know where everything is, but still bump into things because I don't always judge distance accurately. I call this 'spatial' sense.
I think I had weird colours and shapes from a cold medicine once - it kept me semi-awake the whole night when it was supposed to make you drowsy.
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