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shapes as a movement 5 months 3 weeks ago #39562

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shapes i do imagine as movement. like, if i imagine a circle, i imagine a cricle shaped movement.
does that make sense for anyone? im curious how other people without visual imagination imagine things.
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shapes as a movement 5 months 3 weeks ago #39566

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I just imagine shapes as a concept, sometimes as a list of descriptors as well. Since I know a triangle is 3 sides, 3 points, it is just a set concept in my mind. But for a hexagon, I might think "bee hive, most efficient shape for filling a space." I do use movement to imagine other things. If I need to remember how to spell a word, I imagine writing it, often using my hand to write it in the air. I also use movement when thinking of a cat's tail, for instance. The twitching and curling motions. Thanks for giving me something new to think about today!
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shapes as a movement 5 months 3 weeks ago #39573

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I feel invisible pictures. So I can feel the outline of something I'm trying to imagine. Visually there is nothing and it doesn't work with remembering faces or people or sounds.
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shapes as a movement 3 months 2 days ago #39844

Yes I know exactly what you mean! I always say I have an “abstract” idea of what a shape looks like. But instead of just picturing it like most people, I sort of “feel” myself drawing it in my mind’s eye. Really interesting. People who can visualize have a hard time understanding that.
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shapes as a movement 2 months 3 weeks ago #39879

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I too seem to feel the motion of creating a shape in my head. I have started to wonder if it is similar to building a 3d simulation environment, but never skinning the models with an image. if that makes sense. Studies show that visualizers seem to create a 3d image during spatial awareness (rotational) tests based on the neural centers that are firing. Additionally, they receive a visual perception. I would love to scan my brain during similar tests and identify which neurons are firing or not.
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