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(A)phantasia and severely deficient autobiographical memory: scientific and personal perspectives

Watkins, Nicholas W. (2018) (A)phantasia and severely deficient autobiographical memory: scientific and personal perspectives. Cortex, 105. pp. 41-52. ISSN 00109452

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.10.010

Abstract

I address two interlinked aspects of the diversity in our experiences of memory and the mind's eye. I summarise the long-appreciated role of imagery in mathematics and the physical sciences, and contrast it with the evidence that some scientists have had limited or zero imagery. I then recount the story of how I became aware of my own lack of mental imagery, and the accompanying deficit in my episodic memory, how I have sought scientific understanding of these conditions, and how they have affected my life.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0010...
Additional Information: © 2018 Elsevier
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS)
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2018 14:17
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 00:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90427

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