Aphantasia, a disorder in which people are lack the ability to mentally visualize imagery, is also associated with a widespread pattern of changes to other important cognitive processes. Many with aphantasia report a reduced ability to recall past events, imagine the future, and dream.
A new study reports children born to teenage mothers are at increased risk of being diagnosed with developmental problems by age 5 than their peers born to older mothers. Researchers also report children born to mothers over 35 may also have a slightly elevated risk of developmental issues.
Researchers reveal participating in low impact step aerobics for five minutes following learning helped people to retain information they had just learned better than those who did not exercise.
Inducing hallucinations using visual stimuli in a lab setting enables more objective and reliable testing.
The strength of a person's mental imagery is associated with excitability in the prefrontal cortex and visual cortex. Highly excitable neurons in the visual cortex may reduce a person's ability to imagine mental images. The findings shed light on how aphantasia, a condition where a person can not imaging mental images, may occur.
Horror writers may have a hard time attracting those with aphantasia to read their spooky stories. A new study reveals those with aphantasia, a disorder marked by an inability to visualize mental imagery, have a hard time getting spooked by creepy stories. Findings suggest mental imagery may have a closer link to emotional processing and expression than previously believed.
Stress and tiredness make it harder for you to ignore environmental cues that signal something rewarding.