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Poll: Degree of Aphantasia

Total Aphantasia, no imagery/sound/taste/smell/touc​h 130 71%
Can imagine sound 46 25.1%
Can imagine touch 5 2.7%
Can imagine taste 2 1.1%
Can imagine smell No votes 0%
Can imagine imagery No votes 0%
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TOPIC: I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is...

I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 2 years 1 month ago #2966

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Mike_M's scale:
Hearing: 3
Touch: 4
Taste: 0.5
Smell: 2
Sight: 0.5
ADDITION: Spatial: 4 (have been trying to match it to something in Wikipedia's list of senses - best seemed a combination of 'proprioception' (though this is only for knowing where your own body is) and magnetoception (telling directions, though they relate it to birds etc having an innate compass. I hold onto the idea of where north is, but I can be wrong sometimes and then I feel really disoriented)
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 2 years 1 month ago #2984

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Mike_M's scale:
Hearing: 0
Touch: 0 (depends how tired I am)
Taste: 0
Smell: 0
Sight: 0 - 0.5

I cant recall any of this information as I recieved them, so I have my voice in my head, but I cant recreate the voices of other people and so on.

Regarding to the touch; I am not quite sure, cause everytime when I visited my boyfriend, when Im on my way back home (its like 7-11h) and Im almost asleep it feels like he is pets my head. But I cant get that feeling by force and just a short time after entering the train.

About the sight Im not quite sure how blind I am. I cant recall pictures or see any of them in my mind, but sometimes, when Im almost asleep or focused I might be able to recall a color, but Im not quite sure cause its just for less then a second.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 2 years 1 month ago #3077

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Using Mike_M's scale:
Hearing: 0
Touch: 0
Taste: 0
Smell: 0
Sight: 0
Juxtaposition: 5
Direction/orientation: 5
Location: 5
I can remember every place I have ever been to, even though I can't describe many of them until I arrive. :dry: And strangely I have a remarkable sense of rate of change. What I mean is, I see a car in the rear view mirror, look away and know when it is on me or when it will pass. I've never figured this out, since I cannot see it in my mind...
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 2 years 1 month ago #3135

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Attempting to useMike_M's scale:
Hearing: 3?
Touch: 0.5? (I can conceptualize/remember feeling but I don't feel it... 0-0.5?)
Taste: 0 (I can conceptualize/remember taste but I don't taste it... 0-0.5?)
Smell: 0 (I can conceptualize/remember smell but I don't smell it... 0-0.5?)
Sight: 0 - 0.5 (involuntary "near flash" in PTSD, full visual dreams, occasional faint near imagery as I drift to sleep)
~*~ Still figuring it all out, I either have aphantasia or weak visualization ability, definitely 0 purposeful visualization. ~*~
~*~ I suffer from PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, OCD; and potentially some sort of high functioning autism, but that one is unconfirmed. ~*~
Last Edit: 2 years 1 month ago by CanISee.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 2 years 1 month ago #3220

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The only one i have is taste, I think, which I do find quite weird XD But sometimes I'm unsure if it's just memory or if it's actually imagining it... I find that quite hard to tell
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 2 years 1 month ago #3227

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I have a running dialogue in my head. I can also listen to music but this is limited by a hearing impairment which means I seldom have the lyrics and I often lose the memory of the tune. However -- if I know the music, I can... wait a minute. .. I know some ASL and I just realized that if I start listening to Jesus Loves Me, I hear it in a young girl's voice and while I do not see this, I SENSE the ASL that goes with it. The song has to slow down in a couple of places for the ASL to catch up.

This is weird.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 2 years 2 weeks ago #3644

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Attempting to use Mike_M's scale:
Hearing: 1 (I can remember certain voices in very specific songs- it's more my voice though- or how I imagine my voice to sound)
Touch: 3 I can pretty easily remember or imagine the feel of an important press/hug/kiss/caress from my husband (though that's about it)
Taste: 0 I know exactly what I remember but I don't know that I could ever describe it. I had one dream when I was younger so vivid it seemed real. with ice cream.
Smell: 1 Very specific. I remember the smell of vinyl and certain plastics
Sight: 3 I have a pretty vivid imagination but things are mostly colors or quickly fleeting outlines.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 1 year 7 months ago #4680

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Using Mike_M's scale:

Hearing: 3 -- I can imagine fairly complex musical pieces, up to 2 or 3 instruments/voices at the same time, and pretty readily memorize tunes, lyrics, chord progressions, etc. I'm also extremely susceptible to "earworms". And if I've been awake for too long (say, 36 hours or more), I tend to "hear" strange snippets of nonsense dialogue in random voices, as I'm trying to sleep. :blink:

Touch: 0.5

Taste: 0.5

Smell: 0.5

Sight: 0.5 -- but only with my eyes open and unfocused; with my eyes closed, I can only cause a very slight variation in the field of otherwise undifferentiated dark brown.
Last Edit: 1 year 7 months ago by Robert. Reason: (added some quotation marks)
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 11 months 3 weeks ago #39322

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Today I just found out about aphantasia from a friend, and now I have been convinced that I have it.
With images I can't see anything. When I close my eyes, no matter how hard I concentrate, I can't create anything. I can stare at something for minutes, taking in every detail but when I close my eyes there is only the darkness from behind my eye lids. I can't close my eyes and see my boyfriend's face, or my mother's, or my sister's. I know what things look like, I can build them with a compilation of thoughts and facts of how things are, but no pictures form. I can't see color inside my head but I can build it in words. I am an avid reader, but I have realized that I can't build up a world from descriptive details. I take those words and I compile them so I know what the description looks like, but still there aren't any images. I am also a writer, and can build up descriptions of landscapes and worlds in my head, that other people have said that they can vividly imagine, but never have I actually seen them myself.
With sounds I have never been able to read things in someone's voice, even if it is someone that I have spoken to my entire life or a character from a show or movie that I have watched a thousand times. I can't think of how accents sound in my head. Though with some I know the differences between them and what characterizes them and can copy them myself.
With smells, there is nothing. I can describe them and recognize them, but I cannot bring any sent to my mind.
With taste and touch, it is the same. descriptions and not feelings.
And with general feelings and emotions, I'm not sure if this has anything to do with aphantasia, but i only feel things in the moments that they happen, and I cannot recall emotions and feelings once the moments have passed. People have thought of me as emotionless before, because my emotions change quickly as new things happened. Emotions do not carry over in my mind and I cannot make myself feel something, though I can make myself stop feeling anything.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 10 months 6 days ago #39395

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I've actually been thinking hard about this one lately and trying to analyze if I am actually hearing the sounds in my head or if I am just remembering them in my own dialogue and if that is the same thing as others. I have complete blackness when I try to visualize something, and I definitely don't have any sense of taste, smell, or touch. But I have an excellent auditory memory and when I get songs stuck in my head I will literally hear the full orchestration of the song, but it's not loud, and it doesn't take over what I am doing... so I'm not sure if that is what happens if other people remember a sound. And I'm not sure I remember voices at all, I think I remember everything in my own voice. So now i'm not sure if I am remembering music on the instrument that plays it, and if that is a distinction others make.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 3 months 2 weeks ago #39973

I just done see things.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 3 months 2 weeks ago #39990

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I like the way of saying, "I just get a general feeling that something is there" as a description of how we recall something without a picture. I've thought of the act of remembering a room like my office at work or childhood bedroom as the feeling of a blind person standing in a room they are VERY familiar with. They know exactly where things are and how far away they are and in what relationship one thing is to another...they can't 'see' the room but in their own way they kinda do.....
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 3 months 2 weeks ago #39991

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my own inner voice is very clear (it's pretty much the only thing I hear in there) but I can't hear anyone else's voice....and yet, I'm a very good mimic of other people's voices when I'm telling a joke or something like that. In my mind I can hear myself mimic people I know...or, someone with a southern accent for example, but it's always in my voice. Something I'll often do is play a conversation with someone over in my mind...but the other person's voice is always me talking for them....exactly the way anyone would do it out loud.
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I'm curious as to how total your Aphantasia is... 1 month 1 week ago #40096

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I'm a total. I realized after my mom died and I was trying to remember her. There was nothing, which surprised myself and my husband, since everything about the woman was so much. She had this loud booming voice, hardly showered and chained smoked. The worse part was I couldn't remember her hugs; she was six inches taller than me with some DDs that she would always smother you in. I can that things did happen as facts you would recall for a history test, but not the woman she was.

I had never realized before how lonely it was in my head, before this.

0 to touch
0 to smell
0 to imagery
0 to sound
0 to taste
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