So... are there any aphantasic systems out there that have a headspace/innerworld/etc.?
I'm asking because a headmate of mine tried to build one but failed and I think it might be because we're almost aphantastic and he tried to visualize the innerworld.
So now I'm curious if aphatasic system can even have an innerworld and if so, if it is experienced differently from how non-aphatasic folks experience there innerworlds.
So do you feel "blind" in that context?
For us, both dreams and thoughts definitely do have a visual component and we react to it, it's just that we couldn't say what it even is. So it's like in dreams and thoughts we react to a visual stimulus that we don't truly see. It's like we still have the sense to see, but it's only wired to our reflexes and intuitive understanding of the world around us, but consciously we only see a blur or smudge of colors.
It sounds like it might be different for you? I'd love learning more about this, if you're willing to share. :3
@nightsky_system yeah! Um, we have dreams but it’s more like listening to an audiobook, but if instead of having actions described to you, you just kind of know they’re happening, snd we have the same knowledge with our surroundings, there’s no actual explanation but we know there’s a wall in headspace without feeling it or having express knowledge that it is where it is.
I wouldn’t call it seeing, for us, because we don’t actually see any images when we explore headspace.
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