Problems with bone mineralization can cause bone to form incorrectly. I think I fall at the opposite end of the spectrum. They call this Aphantasia. It’s such a difference in ability that i want to know more…, Hi Katrina, thanks for your comment. I think my particular version of hyperphantasia would make me a good toy maker or 3D artist, rather than a story teller etc. Needless to say I have a list of painting ideas and concepts that is so large I could never get around to producing them all in a lifetime, and the list just grows daily. That got me thinking more about it and then learned that it was the Hyperphantasia end of the spectrum that I was on. I believe that I have hyperphantasia. This lack of mind's eye is called 'aphantasia', and researchers are only just starting to unravel the science behind it. It can get very distracting at times just exploring the complexity and wonder in the world around us that on the surface might seem mundane or obvious. Living with Hyperphantasia is like being: “Untethered by the laws of physics where imagination has no bounds”. This is so fantastic to hear. My fantasies (sexual or not) are super vivid, and I can navigate imaginary spaces with great detail. The journey was pretty boring, there were no cars around, the road was pretty straightforward, so I wasn’t paying much attention. Mutations in this gene lead to an abnormal version of the enzyme, thus affecting the mineralization process. form a better notion of what kind of fun fiction story is lurking between the two subjects. Multi-sensory is imagination. ( Log Out /  Oct 28, 2017 146. Some people can't visualise their best friend's face, or even their own house. Dark winters with no sunlight for many weeks, and bright summers with sunlight 24 hours/day. Hyperphantasia! Usually, my imagination is more of a perk than a handicap, though. There’s nothing better than getting out those ideas and expressing them through image and sound. One thing most people take for granted is how much of your memory is stored visually. Keep on dreaming I say! Over a year ago, I visited the Oxford Botanical Gardens for the first time. Thanks for this wonderful response. Really didn’t think much of it for years although I was always testing people on their abilities. I asked her to vividly picture absurd things in a familiar place. I am very forgetful of things unless they stand out enough when I’m looking at them to make me basically say, “Remember that this house has blue shutters.” If I also want to remember that the house has white windowsills, I have to commit that to memory as another list item, separately and consciously. “I suppose that would be called ‘hyperphantasia’,” I thought, so I Googled it and found this blog post. It has only been recently highlighted to me because my husband has Aphantasia, so although told as a child i was a daydreamer (i started writing books at 6), i seem to him like i am stuck in fantasy land. It is a society of Nomino, ergo sum.It’s as if we can sleep more securely knowing we have named and categorized everything we have seen that day –no matter how bizarre, no matter how unimportant. There is no cure for mitral valve regurgitation short of surgery, but there are plenty of ways to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible. So...yeah. Hello, Thanks for your comment! It’s not just images though. Thanks for your comment and I am constantly inspired by how many people have the same response to this phenomenon. Yes, I did read that article too and have been in contact with the people at Exeter. Symptoms of hypophosphatasia vary greatly. Although this sounds pleasurable, it can potentially be confusing, and might make individuals more susceptible to symptoms such as flashbacks in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “I became aware of my hyperphantasia by making a series of works on dreams – realising how vividly I remembered or recreated the scenes.” Although it was a polymath called Francis Galton who initially explored the idea in the nineteenth century, it was not until 2015 that the subject started to gain more widespread recognition. Then in 2015 there was an article on Aphantasia in the New York Times which referenced the work by Dr. Adam Zeman. And of course, his nightmares also have the unfortunate tendency to come true. ... naturalistic living and non-living … It can happen for several reasons, such as hyperventilation. I recently discovered I have Hyperphantasia, which to be honest, I had no clue this isn't how most people experience life. The number of American young adults living with their parents is at or near an all-time high, and the coronavirus pandemic is likely the reason, according to a new analysis. Currently I’m writing a book on Hyperphantasia. If you are wondering where on the spectrum between Aphantasia and Hyperphantasia a want to contribute to the research there are 2 test connected to the Extreme Imagination Conference 2019 at http://sites.exeter.ac.uk/eyesmind/get-in-touch/. It’s been a while since I gave an update on my plans to publish, but I swear there will be more news very soon! I believe that I have a bit of an extreme form, that some have tried to qualify as «maladaptive daydreaming». I recently discovered I have Hyperphantasia, which to be honest, I had no clue this isn't how most people experience life. 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