Slices of Life
November 17, 2021
Welcome to the world of aphantasia
By: Jill Pertler
Ever feel lost? Welcome to my life. Quite literally.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve had trouble with directions and all things spatial. I described myself as geographically challenged. I can’t find my way out of a paper bag. I used to routinely get lost in a familiar mall. I thought it was normal.
I was right, and wrong, at the same time. I am normal, but not like most people. My normal involves living with a condition called aphantasia, which is the inability to voluntarily create a mental picture – or map – in your head. People...