Life With and Without a ‘Mind’s Eye’

What Reading is Like When Unable to Create Mental Images

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Scientists are finding new ways to probe two not-so-rare conditions to better understand the links between vision, perception and memory. Carl Zimmer, Many People Have a Vivid Mind’s Eye, While Others Have None at All

I have trouble pulling up images in my head of my own accord(I can, but the images have no hard lines, dull color, and I can only very vaguely render small portions of a scene at a time. But when I read everything is crystal clear, and in fact MORE vivid than real life. — Source

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Silvia Villalobos

Silvia Villalobos is a native of Romania who lives immersed in the laid-back vibe of Southern California. She writes mystery novels and short stories.