this uh, article? from someone with aphantasia is something that 1. i recognise a lot of myself in and 2. does go into those questions about memory, you might find it interesting!Thanks, SAUSAGEMAN, I do find this all very interesting.
I was trying to figure out the difference between memory and imagination after posting in this thread. If I remember what Natalie Portman looked like in Star Wars Episode 2, am I actually just IMAGINING what she looked like in the movie? Because if I compare my "memory" with a photo of her in that movie (I have many!) it's not one to one the same. I just tried to "remember" how she looked in the movie except imagine that she only has one eye, and I could do it but for some weird reason it made me want to close my own corresponding eye? Brains are weird.
[This is usually something like wiring up a complex electrical outlet (duplex outlet with a ground fault interrupter and a switch for the bathroom light and another switch for the lights, all in one spot), repairing a leaking toilet instead of just replacing the whole thing, or trying to align a garage door so the cables don't jump off the pulleys.]One of my favorites is, when I'm trying to do something handy, I do me with the Bob Vila "This Old House" narrative, but start it with "No, if I know what I'm doing, this will..." And end with the Morgan Freeman "Nature" narrative voice going "He did NOT know what he was doing."
I don't have an inner monologue, I have an inner tv series and I am the star of it.