It wasn’t until last week that I found out my brain is wired differently than most. I was listening a CBC’s Quirks and Quarks podcast. They way they were describing mental images was completely foreign to me. I asked Barb about and she (and apparently most people) can actually see visual images when they close their eyes. I can’t. The best I get is fleeting vague grey shapes. I do create mental constructs. I can tell you what my teenage bedroom was like. I can draw a map or a picture of it. If I go to Photoshop and can pick out the colour of my bed. But, I can definitely NOT close my eyes and create a visual image of it. Up until last week that is how I thought everybody was.
Now that i think about, can hear music in my head, but not other sounds or smells or textures. Can other people? I’d be interested to read people’s comments.