Can You Be Born Without An Imagination?

Some people are physically unable to visualize images. Their mind’s eye is essentially blind. What is aphantasia and how rare is it?

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Aphantasia: A life without mental images
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34039054
“Most people can readily conjure images inside their head – known as their mind’s eye. But this year scientists have described a condition, aphantasia, in which some people are unable to visualise mental images.”

Picture This? Some Just Can’t.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/23/science/aphantasia-minds-eye-blind.html?_r=0
“Certain people, researchers have discovered, can’t summon up mental images – it’s as if their mind’s eye is blind. This month in the journal Cortex, the condition received a name: aphantasia, based on the Greek word phantasia, which Aristotle used to describe the power that presents visual imagery to our minds.”

Here’s what it’s like to be unable to visualize anything.
http://www.vox.com/2016/5/19/11683274/aphantasia
“If I tell you to imagine a beach, you can picture the golden sand and turquoise waves…
I don’t. I have never visualized anything in my entire life.”
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  • ScroodeMcDuck

    No, you can’t be born without an imagination. However, it definitely can be stifled by the handicaps administered by modern society like brainwashing with false science,history and general education. Add to that mix Injected brain damaging substances in flu shots,inoculations and anti viral soups. (aluminum,mercury,Thimerosal) Then you have unnatural environmental elements like insecticides and poisonous industrial byproducts deliberately put in food and water. (fluoride for one) Our Air is also “fortified” with heavy metals and poisons left over from manufacturing processes in chemtrails and factory emissions released into the air and ground. The “minds eye” has been altered and blocked by the environmental conditions we are subjected to on a daily basis. It didn’t take much imagination to come up with this list though !