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subrosa wrote

My 'imaginary space' is largely separated from my reality-render. Need to space out for maximum clarity, aka day-dreaming. I think that's the difficulty for many people, leaving the reality-render on autopilot to go imagine something elsewhere. I can't force a black cat into my room.

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Epicalyx OP wrote

What kind of experience do you get when daydreaming?

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subrosa wrote

Sorta like 'regular' dreaming but less emotional? Difficult to describe. Especially since my experience with this different, LSD-induced rendering, there's some extra weirdness I can throw into the mix.

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Epicalyx OP wrote

Unfortunately my brain is not prepared to do the work to get through that and decipher the unfamiliar language.

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ruinsociety wrote

My imagination detail and clarity is pretty good. Basically I just start daydreaming and I'm in another world. I am very neurodivergent and have ADHD so maybe that's why.

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Epicalyx OP wrote

I'm trying to figure out if I have aphantasia.

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tuesday wrote (edited )

I don't have brain pictures. my brain is all narration. tell me to imagine a tree and my brain narrates the things that I associate with the word tree.

it was a wild thing to realize that some people actually "see" trees.

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moonlune wrote (edited )

You're truly perfect for the task of narrate ziq's essays!

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Basil wrote

I can picture specific parts or areas of the thing, but I have trouble with the whole thing. Like I can easily imagine an apple visually, but an apple sitting on a cluttered desk is a struggle for me

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Epicalyx OP wrote

How clearly would you experience the colour? Say, of a sharply red apple.

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Basil wrote

Very clearly. I can picture the whole thing very clearly, but especially the color. Like I can picture the little spots some apples have, the kinda colored striped of a lighter or darker red, anything

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Epicalyx OP wrote

damn. You have got skills. I have to look at the back of my eyelids and try recognise patterns in the blurry blackness.

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Majrelende wrote (edited )

It depends on how focused I am; if I am in a trance state, very well, otherwise it is mostly just outlines, little texture.

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asterism wrote (edited )

Ok so its like there is a drive in theater movie projecting on a big screen. Except the projector is bunk as funk. So the image is blurry and grainy and dim and constantly flickering. and then I am standing really really far away except I am not allowed to look directly at the screen so my back is to the screen and I am trying to position a mirror over my shoulder so I can see what is happening but also the projector is run by some evil fuck who doesn't want me to enjoy the movie and shuts it off any time he notices I am getting a good viewing.

And its much easier when I am not actively trying to imagine something. Like I can sort of get into it when I am reading a book or something but if someone tells me to imagine an apple the harder I try to do so the less clear the image of an apple is.

but all my imagination is like in my minds eye or something. I can't imagine a cat in the room I am in and see it. I would, at best see a copy of the room in my head with a cat in it.

Also a lot of my memories are in third person I don't know why.

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Epicalyx OP wrote

I like your detail in the answer. Extra points for you.

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ChaosAnarchy wrote

well it depends on how often I've seen that item. I can imagine if the memory is strong enough, the 'picture' would look like it would've burned into the corner for a second.

For example, if I imagined an apple at some point in the past, it was like it appeared 60% in front of whatever visual thing I had in front of me. For example, if I look at a monitor right now, I would still see everything but for one flash I would see an apple being see-through. And if you quickly shift focus it's so weird because... well, the image flashing up is gone.

I guess if your friend has a stronger ability of that, it might be possible to see a black cat in the corner.

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Epicalyx OP wrote

How clearly would you experience the colour? Say, of a sharply red apple.

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ChaosAnarchy wrote

looks white-ish red. Like I said, only like ~80% in my view and it disappears quickly. Also depends probably if I had a good night of sleep.

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Mindcircus wrote

While I don't have amazing clarity I can get very into my mental images to the point of hallucinating taste smell even pain or feeling emotions just by acting out a fictional event in my head.

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