I get so wound up in exploring another world inside my head that sometimes it takes me months to finish a book. Hyperphantasia is a relatively new term used to describe extreme or far above average mental sensory imagery occurring both when we imagine and when we recreate memories stored in our brains. I can’t even conceive how that works, but it does apparently. Living with Aphantasia The implications of aphantasia are far reaching - and we've only just begun to explore them. And of course, his nightmares also have the unfortunate tendency to come true. Sorry for my delay in getting back to you, I recently got married and it seemed to swallow my life for a while. 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( Log Out /  Keep up the great creative work! Hi, I’m so sorry for my terribly late reply, It’s been so long since I engaged with this page. Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a genetic condition caused by mutations in the ALPL gene. Some people can't visualise their best friend's face, or even their own house. Many people with hyperphantasia have told him, however, that they easily lose themselves in daydreams about the past or the future. And in 2018 she released a hardcover photo book, Infra Realism, filled with images from in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree. You certainly have a fascinating approach to problem solving. Posts about hyperphantasia written by gozzter. Compare treatments taken by people with hypophosphatasia. Hi Carla, I took a picture of the His Dark Materials bench. Hyperesthesia is an increase in the sensitivity of any of your senses, such as sight, sound, touch, and smell. The opposite phenomenon of particularly vivid mental imagery, known as hyperphantasia, has also been shown to be more common in creative professions. ... living room and bedroom look like. Living with Hyperphantasia is like being: “Untethered by the laws of physics where imagination has no bounds”. Multi-sensory is imagination. 😉. compare the lives and experiences of people with aphantasia and it’s polar-opposite hyperphantasia. 4.5k Members Usually, my imagination is more of a perk than a handicap, though. Hypospadias (hi-poe-SPAY-dee-us) is a birth defect (congenital condition) in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside of the penis instead of at the tip. Yep, I think I do fall into that category, although my rational mind stops me from jumping to that conclusion without proper testing. She explained to me that she wasn’t really “picturing” the things she wants to model. Her mission is to raise awareness about the diversity of thought processes, aphantasia, hyperphantasia and everything in-between. Symptoms of hypophosphatasia vary greatly. I’m definitely sure I have hyperphantasia in some degree… some big degree. Mutations in this gene lead to an abnormal version of the enzyme, thus affecting the mineralization process. The opening night is on Thursday Feburary 13 from 6pm to 8pm. Some sufferers have reported feeling alone and isolated after learning that they can't see things that most people can, and that they feel distressed that they can't picture friends or relatives. But yes, for as long as I can remember, I can easily play a whole movie inside my head and live there as a side character, for HOURS. Yes! I recently discovered I have Hyperphantasia, which to be honest, I had no clue this isn't how most people experience life. I believe I also have hyperphantasia. One example I can give is that a few months ago, I was shopping and to occupy my mind while looking for my mother in another aisle, I daydreamed about some story I started a day or so ago. ... such as people living in the slums of Mumbai or computer hackers. I asked her to vividly picture absurd things in a familiar place. It’s not even restrictive to things I can see. I have lived with fictional characters in my head, had relationships with them, been with them in adventures. Ever since I was young to escape I would drift off into elaborate and long daydreams, in which essentially I've lived half my life if not more in an alternate fantasy world in my head where I would create vast stories, scenes, characters, landscapes and everything else. I am the world’s biggest pain in the ass, to watch movies with. I just discovered aphantasia and I am fascinated. Literally and permanently. Though his dreams are more nightmarish. I regularly make up stories to occupy my mind day and night, or even just interesting scenarios, and I sometimes physically and verbally react to someone fictitious in these stories because the imagery is so strong. Thanks for this wonderful response. Ever since I was young to escape I would drift off into elaborate and long daydreams, in which essentially I've lived half Especially with all the silence sometimes It’s interesting to read about people who don’t do this though. One highlight that got a “high five”. This explains a lot about my life, as an artist and how I've lived so far. Crazy. Though, I do firmly believe that it is a gift and I would never want to live without my wonderful day-dreams. ( Log Out /  Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The mind and psychology is so fascinating to me to think about how one can go their entire life unaware of just how different their human experience can be based on even just one different variable of how their mind works. running through a clinical checklist of visual features which they had committed to memory. Surgery usually restores the normal appearance of your child's penis. Is there anyone else out there who has Hyperphantasia? Then, I discovered aphantasia, and learned how there are people who can’t apparently do it like I easily can. This explains a lot about my life, as an artist and how I've lived so far. The world is full of daydreamers who spend most of their energy fighting to to avoid daydreaming. Yes, I did read that article too and have been in contact with the people at Exeter. This gene gives the body instructions to make an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase, which is needed for mineralization of the bones and teeth. Change ). She seemed to have lots of trouble doing so and I kind of lost my patience, thinking she was just lacking focus or motivation. There is so much to explore and unlock in the depths of the human imagination. Yes, it’s truly unbelievable that the ability to conjure any image, sound, smell and sensation isn’t available to everyone. I can never get enough of the fantastical realms within my own mind. Got a question about living with hypophosphatasia? My girlfriend has a mild form of aphantasia: she has mental images, but they seem to be really hazy at best, and more akin to a list of abstract bullet points. That is really interesting about your dreams! I Don’t know anyone else with hyperphantasia or whatever it is called. I think there are more people with hyperphantasia than you’d think. We know that living with COVID-19 and the measures we are taking to control its spread have been difficult – impacting our mental health, daily rituals and the economy. Hi Valerie, NEVER take that for granted! Hyperphantasia is a relatively new term used to describe extreme or far above average mental sensory imagery occurring both when we imagine and when we recreate memories stored in our brains. Adam Zeman, a professor of cognitive and behavioural neurology, wants to compare the lives and experiences of people with aphantasia and its polar-opposite hyperphantasia. It's like essentially creating a new painting in my mind's eye for every second there is in a day that I'm awake and conscious (unless I'm super focused on a particular task then they can recede). Adam Zeman, a professor of cognitive and behavioural neurology, wants to compare the lives and experiences of people with aphantasia and its polar-opposite hyperphantasia. Hyperpathia, hyperalgesia, and allodynia are three manifestations of central sensitization, a condition in which a higher than necessary degree of activity is triggered in the central nervous system. Problems with bone mineralization can cause bone to form incorrectly. Patients can have early to Currently I’m writing a book on Hyperphantasia. I can’t believe it has sat un-researched from 1880 to 2015!! Hi Robert, Especially from the Aphantasics. I even dream solutions to issues. We are a culture of categorists. Aphantasia and hyperphantasia appear to be widespread but neglected features of human experience with informative psychological associations. Since then just this last April of 2019 I was privileged to attend the First ever conference on Extreme Imagination (#aphantasiaconf on twitter). Some patients show mild symptoms. Zeman later names the opposite phenomenon, hyperphantasia. It certainly was hardest at school when I’d miss information that the teacher had explained to the class, etc. Oct 28, 2017 146. So much so that I “woke up” when I realized I was slowly missing a turn, and I got off the road and ended up in the gap between the road and a field. I was teased as a child for living too much in an imaginary world, but that never stopped me. I think there is definitely a few great story ideas in this subject matter. Some babies with severe forms of hypophosphatasia die at or before birth. Members in the forum might have the answers. “I suppose that would be called ‘hyperphantasia’,” I thought, so I Googled it and found this blog post. My fantasies (sexual or not) are super vivid, and I can navigate imaginary spaces with great detail. And he doesn’t get it. Thanks for the comment! It’s been a while since I gave an update on my plans to publish, but I swear there will be more news very soon! It has only been recently highlighted to me because my husband has Aphantasia, so although told as a child i was a daydreamer (i started writing books at 6), i seem to him like i am stuck in fantasy land. The journey was pretty boring, there were no cars around, the road was pretty straightforward, so I wasn’t paying much attention. I started to understand he literally doesn’t have images in his mind. Richard alderman@hyperphantasiaR We only discovered his Aphantasia because i was trying to get him to ‘see’ what i was saying and i was trying to justify why i love reading and writing fiction. Her career depends on the summoning up of vivid images as she reads an author’s text. I'm an artist that can't see pictures in my head... Weird, huh? It’s a bit bizarre, to be honest. Generally, this activity is triggered by nocioception or the nervous system's normal response to painful stimuli. Thanks for your comment and I am constantly inspired by how many people have the same response to this phenomenon. The Joys of an overactive imagination, https://www.facebook.com/notes/blake-ross/aphantasia-how-it-feels-to-be-blind-in-your-mind/10156834777480504/, Visions in the Mind | Masters Degree Creative Writing: A Journal, http://sites.exeter.ac.uk/eyesmind/get-in-touch/. That got me thinking more about it and then learned that it was the Hyperphantasia end of the spectrum that I was on. It’s amazing how many views this post has had over all my others. Thu 13th February, 2020 – Sat 29th February, 2020. I get so distracted by this kind of momentary mind-stories that I regularly miss what happens around me in ‘reality’. Virus causing genital herpes may put millions of people at greater risk of infection with HIVAbout half a billion people worldwide are living with genital herpes, and several billion have an oral herpes infection, new estimates show.Authored by staff at the University of Bristol, World Health Organization (WHO), and Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, and published in … I never stopped being creative. Now that I’m an adult, I have a career in the film industry, Im an author, a musician and a painter. ... Wallpaper, Vogue Living, VICE and Forbes. If you are wondering where on the spectrum between Aphantasia and Hyperphantasia a want to contribute to the research there are 2 test connected to the Extreme Imagination Conference 2019 at http://sites.exeter.ac.uk/eyesmind/get-in-touch/. "Before the pandemic started, she was exercising regularly at the gym because she knows that exercise is associated with slowing down cognitive decline, and she really engaged socially with her friends. I realised he will never get from books what i do and it doesn’t matter how i try and explain what i see in my mind, if someone doesn’t see it, they don’t see it. We could start an email chain, Facebook Group, or whatever people prefer. But she also discovered that the best she could do was nowhere near the best I could: I told her I was able to *feel* the touch of an imaginary dress or (kind of) conjure smells, and basically have a consistent big picture of a scene (although I can channel all details at the same time: I still have to switch my focus, just like in real life). Living with Hyperphantasia is like being: “Untethered by the laws of physics where imagination has no bounds”. The ages, clothes, hair, faces, and skin color vary, and these flashes are always quite interesting. Keep on dreaming I say! All of us visualize differently. Cause for a time I was manipulated by internal and external means to think that my dreams could be reality. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Most of them are too elaborate or complicated to create, but the ones that stick out to me I try to remember and create in some form. It takes up a lot of space in my life, and sometimes I’ve hurt myself and stuff (if my character is active in my imagination, I have actual discharge of adrenaline and starts to unwillingly move, walk or even run blindly – thought I only/mostly do that at home) but I would not trade it for the world. Yes it is truly a fascinating subject and I am constantly shocked how this has gone undiscovered for so long, especially since people talk so readily about other aspects of how different people perceive things. Mónica is a highly motivated professional with in-house event organisation, international office and luxury hotel management experience with over 15 years in the hospitality and private investments. I think it may be a product of living alone? I couldn’t just feel them, I could hear, feel, and taste things. So...yeah. With successful treatment of hypospadias, most males can have normal urination … Instead, she “aggregates” bits and details of things she has seen before. Couldn’t be happier with them though. I'd never heard of it until now, and I'm sure many of you wouldn't have either. Hyperphantasia. The opposite condition to aphantasia is “hyperphantasia,” a condition children’s book illustrator Lauren Beard understands. Very cool concept! Dark winters with no sunlight for many weeks, and bright summers with sunlight 24 hours/day. I always assumed when people spoke of “picturing” things they were doing the same thing I was doing, i.e. You should try asking people you know about it, you might be surprised to find you’re not so alone. Over a year ago, I visited the Oxford Botanical Gardens for the first time. Hi, I believe I also have hyperphantasia, i currently am an author, designer, artist, photographer and run two businesses and am always thinking about cooking, writing, reading and anything else my brain latches onto while already working on something – i thought i was just neurotic for years. It’s pretty awesome that there really are people who have such vivid imaginations! They call this Aphantasia. The main character in my upcoming book, James, is also a chronic daydreamer. At any rate, I recently had this fun brainstorm for a fiction story about someone on the opposite end: they can picture things so vividly that they seem real. Then in 2015 there was an article on Aphantasia in the New York Times which referenced the work by Dr. Adam Zeman. It felt like I was really in that alternative reality. The urethra is the tube through which urine drains from your bladder and exits your body.Hypospadias is common and doesn't cause difficulty in caring for your infant. a condition in which control of the speech organs is lost, resulting in meaningless and deranged speech. The more I love the book, sometimes, the harder it is to read. The inability to visualise images in one’s head is known as aphantasia. I believe that I have a bit of an extreme form, that some have tried to qualify as «maladaptive daydreaming». I think I do and I find it kind of lonely. It can happen for several reasons, such as hyperventilation. Hyperphantasia; Why We Broke Up by chiefbuttons. “I became aware of my hyperphantasia by making a series of works on dreams – realising how vividly I remembered or recreated the scenes.” Although it was a polymath called Francis Galton who initially explored the idea in the nineteenth century, it was not until 2015 that the subject started to gain more widespread recognition. It was at that conference that finally there was my equivalent of a Hyper. This blog post gets more hits than any other, so we know for certain that there is a big interest in this out there! Come to find out this isn't how most people experience their lives (according to my research anyway). I actually stumbled upon this article because I am the very opposite – aphantasiac. Some communities in our state – communities of color, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly – have been especially impacted by COVID-19. No wonder everyone called me a daydreamer! Thanks for your reply and for sharing your story. When I found out what aphantasia was, that I am one of them, and that most people literally can picture things, I thought, “Wow, that must be a really efficient way to think and remember!”. The number of American young adults living with their parents is at or near an all-time high, and the coronavirus pandemic is likely the reason, according to a new analysis. I have a funny anecdote to share about “hyperphantasia”, if that’s what I have. I was kind of devastated to hear about that, and we discovered it one day when I was trying to explain to her the mental palace technique to memorize tons of stuff easily. Hypercapnia happens when you have too much carbon dioxide in your bloodstream. Thanks for your comment, Lee! Shell. It’s not a big handicap, and she’s a talented artist in spite of that. Sometimes when I am not even thinking about a character I made up and my mind is quieter, I will get a sudden mental flash of a person whom I have never seen nor imagined before. I too have issues with daydreaming, but I don’t just visualise images in my head; I problem solve in four dimensions. In the meantime, I’m going to just grab a book and have myself a little daydream. If you (author) or any of your readers are willing/interested, I think it would be awesome to discuss both aphantasia and hyperphantasia with people who have experienced them, in order to help me (and maybe others!) One day I was driving on a road which went through two fields of crops. It’s slightly better now than when I was still a child, when I accidentally spend MOST of my time in my head that I cannot immediately tell when somebody is speaking to me. I’d be interested in hearing about your book! Namists. There’s nothing better than getting out those ideas and expressing them through image and sound. 4.3k Members I recently discovered I have Hyperphantasia, which to be honest, I had no clue this isn't how most people experience life. I came across this post while looking up hyperphantaia. For some reason, she can easily remember shapes and colors, but not really picture them. And he just couldn’t get it – and he is extremely bright and perceptive so i couldn’t work out why. People with hyperphantasia describe pictures so vivid that they can find it hard to be sure whether an image was perceived or imagined. Great to hear from you, Cheers! In our creative experiences, from aphantasia (absence) to hyperphantasia (abundance) of multi-sensory perception, there are amazing, mostly undiscovered, hidden discrepancies. This lack of mind's eye is called 'aphantasia', and researchers are only just starting to unravel the science behind it. Luckily with self discovery and stuff like that I was able to cope with it and separate my dreams and my reality; and good news I still use my imagination to create stories. It can get very distracting at times just exploring the complexity and wonder in the world around us that on the surface might seem mundane or obvious. This is where most of my art comes from, as there is a constant flow of vivid images and kind of like mental films playing in my head most all the time. Thanks for your reply, Mattie! I can swear, I couldn’t “see” the actual road any longer, it was much stronger than your random daydream, but I wasn’t sleeping either (I wasn’t tired in the slightest). I love this trait of mine. It also explains a lot of my surrealism... as objects, colors, ideas, and shapes and everything else sort of morph and flow almost like hallucinations or something. I’ve always been pretty prone to daydreaming, but that one time, it just scared me. There was so much to learn. It is a society of Nomino, ergo sum.It’s as if we can sleep more securely knowing we have named and categorized everything we have seen that day –no matter how bizarre, no matter how unimportant. Thanks for your comment, that does indeed sound quite extreme! Note. There is no cure for mitral valve regurgitation short of surgery, but there are plenty of ways to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. I think we’re only just scratching the surface too. Everything has smell, texture and colour, including letters, words and numbers. I briefly forgot about being in the store until I came to and realized how deeply disconnected I was for that short time. I would LOVE to be able to store information that way! So sorry for my terribly late response. Jac_Solar. Until about an hour ago, I thought everybody can do it, too. Hyperphantasia. It’s up to the ‘dreamers’ to bring their visions to life. I was so upset to learn that so many people miss out on the magic of mental images. I believe that I have hyperphantasia. Hi Richard, She’s now kind of relieve to be able to put a name on that “condition” of sorts. I hear, I smell, I taste. Luckily, it happened without any hard obstacle around, so I managed to slow down and stop. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Let’s build this page together! "Mrs. Leonard is living with her husband, who is an outstanding care partner, and she remains very active in many ways," says Dr. Graff-Radford. I have hyperphantasia, too. From the question, we can assume that the missing word is an adjective or a noun. Hi: I used to think that everyone could visualize anything until I took a Spatial Reasoning test 32 years ago. ( Log Out /  Really didn’t think much of it for years although I was always testing people on their abilities. This is so fantastic to hear. Thanks for sharing! I’m a computer scientist, but spent seven years at college / Uni studying illustration (I actually have no computer related qualifications). My love of psychology and neurology started my brain working (and imagining) and i began to question him as if he was my test subject! He cannot visualize at all. I really recommend “Aphantasia” written by Alan Kendel @alan_ken to read. ... naturalistic living and non-living … Living … I always knew there were other people out there like me! form a better notion of what kind of fun fiction story is lurking between the two subjects. On the side note, ironically, the person I’m dating has aphantasia. Thanks for your comment! I only discovered this recently, that some people can not see images when they read. I keep seeing continuity errors and have to rewind the movie, to check on things 🙂. 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