It’s hard to scare people without a visual imagination

Next time you listen to scary campfire stories, sit with a friend who has aphantasia.

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  • People who can't picture things in their minds have aphantasia.
  • If you're incapable of imagining something scary that's being described, why get frightened?
  • However, scary pictures bother people with aphantasia just as much as they bother everyone else.
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