Aphantasia: The People Without a Mind's Eye | 'Out of Mind' | Wired UK
If you close your eyes and picture an apple, how clear is that apple in your mind? Most people can visualise images in their head instantaneously - this known as the mind's eye. But in 2015, a scientific study shed new light on the relatively unheard-of phenomenon known as aphantasia, a mental blindness where the brain is unable to call images to the mind eye. This short documentary uncovers the root cause of a person's emotional detachment from people and events - and the unexpected advantages that come with it.Alex Wheeler shares the story of how his experiences with aphantasia have affected his life, particularly his grieving process after losing his mum, as he seeks answers from Adam Zeman, Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology at the University of Exeter Medical School. WIRED also talks to artist and YouTuber Amy Right, better known as @AmyRightMeow, who shares their experiences with aphantasia and how it feeds their creative process. Produced as part of WIRED Health https://www.wired.co.uk/partnerships/wired-healthCreative Producer: Anna O'DonohueDirector: @Simon Mulvaney Featuring: Alex Wheeler , Adam Zeman, Amy RightField Producer: Lewis FaithfullStudio Cinematographer: Dan McPakeStudio Art Director: Deborah Du VernayAnimation & VFX: Run Zebra RunOriginal Music Composition: Liam Hennessy and Joe DanherVHS Digitised by EachMoment – https://eachmoment.co.ukSubscribe to WIRED UK ► https://www.youtube.com/wireduk?sub_confirmation=1Visit the WIRED website ► https://www.wired.co.ukSubscribe to WIRED Magazine ► https://www.wired.co.uk/subscribeSign up for one or more of our WIRED newsletters: https://www.wired.co.uk/newslettersCONNECT WITH WIREDFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wiredukInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/wiredukTwitter: https://twitter.com/wiredukLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wired-ukABOUT WIREDWIRED brings you the future as it happens - the people, the trends, the big ideas that will change our lives. An award-winning printed monthly and online publication. WIRED is an agenda-setting magazine offering brain food on a wide range of topics, from science, technology and business to pop-culture and politics.