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 WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO GET A MENTAL IMAGE OF SOMETHING, DO YOU SEE IT MORE CLEARLY WITH YOUR EYES OPEN OR CLOSED? | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
276 views 14 upvotes Made by Octavia_Melody 3 months ago in The_Think_Tank
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Eyes open. I've never really been the type to understand those "close your eyes and imagine" type exercises.
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For me personally, I get a mental image of something better with my eyes open. If I close my eyes and try to imagine it, there's a bunch of "static" that makes it hard to picture whatever I'm thinking of.
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That sounds like aphantasia.
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That seems to be the lack of ability to form mental images altogether. I can form mental images, but it's more difficult with my eyes closed.
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I probably get the best mental image when I zone out and daydream throughout the day.
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Same.
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Eyes open. It's easier to get a visual picture of object/place/person in front of you, especially for scale.
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Eyes open for sure.
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I always visualize better with my eyes open in the shower. The hot water relaxes me and I can think better.
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That makes sense
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i have tourrettes syndrome, and along with it i've had some really weird visualization things that are, as i was recently taught, not normal. to answer this question: depends.

sometimes i will be so zoned out that i can imagine complicated things in my head with my eye wide open and rarely blinking.

other times i can be anxious, stressed, etc, and have to close my eyes really hard in order to be able to get a general idea of what it is i want to visualize.

for quick simple things though, it is always with my eyes open. i think in pictures. when i am learning, or imagining something, it is always like a picture with a narrator, and that narrator is like if i were to be talking in real life. when i'm alone sometimes i will say what that narrator is saying out loud, but i never do in public because then i would be constantly talking. anyway cool question.

:)
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Thank you for that explanation
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If I close my I eyes all I'm thinking about is my eyes being closed.
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