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Aphantastic world

The world turns dark when I close my eyes to try and imagine something. Period.

For three decades of my life, I thought this is what happens to everyone until last week when I read this postand learnt the term Aphantasia, or ‘blindness in the mind’ as some call it. This shook my worldview and I’ve been examining my own brain processes ever since.

It seems that I’ve been ‘seeing’ something different in my mind from everyone else all this while without even realising it. It’s like being told that the projector in your head isn’t working and you ask, “You mean there is a projector?!”