Aphantasia and Memory
Aphantasia refers to an inability to mentally pictures visual images. Many people wonder whether aphantasia affects memory or interferes with the ability to practice memory techniques.
The short answer is that aphantasia doesn't prevent people from using memory techniques at an advanced level. If you can remember how to walk from one point to another and remember things that happened along the way, you can use the memory palace technique. Here is one member with aphantasia who can perform feats like memorizing 30 random digits in 4 seconds using memory techniques. (Tip: you can practice on Memory League.)
Below are some additional discussions about aphantasia and memory.
- Memory Palace and Aphantasia
- I believe I may have Aphantasia (lack of ability to visualize)
- How to review your memory palace if you have Aphantasia?
- I would like help with first steps in Visualization
- I can't visualize images in my mind
- How to improve visualization and mental imagery?
- Can see mental images only for seconds
- Using the Journey method when you don't have any imagination
- Techniques for non mental imagers?
- When the Mind’s Eye Is Blind (Scientific American)