welcome to amateur neuroplasticity hour
you should take the course on becoming psychic too, just imagine the upsides
Sasha bro I don't know if you read these comments but in case: what that visual imagination is good for is rendering content that was encoded when visual imagination/memory was a more dominant modality, ie childhood goodies that aren't currently accessible because their semantic hooks are weak but their visual associational ones are strong. You built a map from intelligible suchness to visual content, so run it in reverse and point the input at the past, where you encoded that way.
My partner cured her aphantasia over the last yearish (can connect you two if you're interested) and has experienced a spontaneous unfolding of childhood content that's integrating in new and developmentally significant ways. Yay!
Learning to draw helped me a lot. Particularly exercises like: draw an object, then imagine it from a different viewpoint and draw it again.
Not sure if this technique is similar, but this video has helped a bunch of people on Reddit with aphantasia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F2qjtwcMhA
I did similar without any drugs by simply starting with a dot, then moving to a line, and from then to shapes, and from there to 3d (fps) game places, etc.
Try the Russian physical therapy:
To develop your visual capacity beyond your wildest hopes, check out Daniel Ingram’s Fire Kasina website. It’s a website and free book dedicated to the Buddhist meditation method of watching a flame and then closing your eyes and paying attention to the after-image for as long as you can. As your concentration improves, the dot turns into many colors and eventually becomes a mind object, not a visual afterimage. Daniel Ingram reported that he was bad at visualizing until he undertook this practice intensively, and it gave him visualization powers that rivaled any psychedelic trip. He has a podcast interview about it, just search Daniel Ingram fire kasina. Thank you, great article!
you better be right... will have to break a pig-bank for this :)
I'm really curious if this is going to affect your memory recall. I can often recall memory with visual snapshots; I'd guess this is impossible for an aphantasic person?
yo, what just happened to your twitter account?
I have a question you may be able to answer : are there people that can be partially aphantasiacs? Like when you mentioned there was an emotional blockage of some sort, maybe that could happen only with a certain type of images? Example : having difficulties just to see people's faces when trying to imagine them (even if you know them well)?
I have a question you may be able to answer : are there people that can be partially aphantasiacs? Like when you mentioned there was an emotional clokage of some sort, maybe that could happen only with a certain type of images? Example : having difficulties just to see people's faces when trying to imagine them (even if you know them well)?
Yeah, so much of the awareness hack is just this kind of thing. You're a multi-dimensional Neckar cube. You can't change anything so much as decide what's inside and what's outside. But that's a huge change.