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Interesting Podcasts 2 years 2 months ago #52

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www.npr.org/podcasts/510307/invisibilia

I adore this podcast, I hope that they will one day cover the topic of Aphantasia.

In the episode 'Entanglement', they meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling.

Anyone got any cool podcasts to share?
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Interesting Podcasts 2 years 2 months ago #89

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Mirror touch is a fascinating thing, I am a different form of tactile synesthete, I translate sounds, sights, and smells into tactile sensations, but not akin to the mirror touch synesthete, I only do that for grossly abnormal experiences, so for example I have pronounced sympathy pains when I see substantial bodily trauma. But I certainly don't feel someone touching my cheek for example every time I see someone else's cheek touched. I am guessing like so many of these sensory traits, they fall within a spectrum of severity. Still once again, neurodiversity is something truly amazing! As far as podcasts go, I don't tend to watch them instead I tend to gravitate towards TED talks and such, probably because I find it easier and more comfortable to watch such things from my couch and have just never thought of seeking them out via the browser on my PS4.
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Interesting Podcasts 2 years 2 months ago #91

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Everything is a sliding scale isn't it really. Varying degrees of extremity.
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Interesting Podcasts 1 year 5 months ago #3368

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Stuff to Blow Your Mind podcast did a show about aphantasia on May 10.
www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/stuff-to-b...ss-of-the-mind-s-eye

There was a follow-up podcast on May 24. It featured listener feedback.
www.podcastchart.com/podcasts/stuff-to-b...nces-with-aphantasia

The first episode is pretty good. There are 2 guys talking about the subject, but neither of them have aphantasia. They approach the subject with scientific curiosity, instead of jumping to conclusions.
Around the 49 minute mark, this forum is mentioned.
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Interesting Podcasts 1 year 5 months ago #3371

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During the second episode, they were discussing the movies that play in their mind while reading books. Something that upsets them is when a character is introduced, and they form a picture in their mind about how that character looks. Then, 50 pages later, they may read that the character has a moustache. This bothers them, because it was never part of the identity that they imagined.

I've had similar discussions about this with a couple friends. I don't add unnecessary details, because I have no need to. If I mention to a friend, "imagine a blue dog", he has a specific breed in mind. He also has a specific shade of blue. If he was thinking about a German Shepard, but I wanted him to think of a Chihuahua, he would feel that he was wrong.
That same experience for me is different. I know what a dog is, and I know what blue is. I have no other concept on the breed, size, shade of blue, etc. If those details were relevant to story, they would be provided eventually. Adding extra details doesn't happen automatically through a picture that popped in my head based on loose descriptions.
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