D. B. Denis D. B. Denis
The Aphantasic Psyche and Its Proclivity to Creativity
Publication date
July 24, 2023
Journal
Independent
Academic Field
Autoethnography, Personality Psychology
Volume
none
Pages
6
Publisher
D. B. Denis
Description
In this paper I explore the implications of Aphantasia on consciousness, subconsciousness, dreams, and personality traits through three distinct studies. Using an autoethnographic approach, the first study investigates the potential of achieving arousal despite the lack of conscious imagery. Results reveal that Aphantasic individuals can experience arousal through abstract cognitive processing, suggesting the presence of a metaphysical sense of imagery. The second study delves into the role of dreams in Aphantasic individuals, finding a positive correlation between unconscious imagery and vivid, surreal dream experiences. The third study examines the temperamental implications of Aphantasia, using the Big Five personality model. Findings indicate that higher levels of trait introversion, neuroticism, and openness are associated with more vivid unconscious imagery during dreams.
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