Imagination is such an interesting concept, wherein a mind makes situations, forms imagery or concepts, fuels a creative vision of what something/someone would look like. But the power of visualisation differs so much among us humans, was brought to notice by a tweet on how one visualises an apple! A tweet of an illustration which shows the different ways one might imagine an apple with their eyes closed has opened up a wide conversation among Twitterati about how imagination on the whole works! With over 10,000 replies on how one visualises an apple in their mind, the tweet has sparked an interesting discussion on how different people see (visualise) differently of a very common object. Girl's Terrifying Description of Her Imaginary Friend (Ghost?) Makes Other Share The Creepiest Things Kids Say.
Twitter user Mary who goes by the handle @premium__heart posted an illustration with 5 options each showing head with apple imagery. The first one is a bright red apple with a leaf, following three images have the colour fading, and the last one is a blank head, with no imagery. She tweeted that "I'm a 5". Gradually users started commenting on their imagination and some people confused about how others can see images in their head. The tweet has got over 8,000 retweets and close to 48,000 likes.
Check The Viral Tweet on Apple Visualisation:
This is still blowing my mind lol
Close your eyes and imagine an apple. What do you see?
I'm a 5 pic.twitter.com/fL6JpxOsZS
— Mary (@premium__heart) February 7, 2020
Someone Sees a Green Apple
I'm a 1. Although the apple is green, has a bead of dew on it and is on a tree.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) February 8, 2020
How Do You Do That?
I'm a 5 babey pic.twitter.com/rPqzGtMOxE
— VEX 🎃👻 (@HexVexed) February 7, 2020
Someone Can See The Whole Illustration
I wish I saw the question before the picture, now I can only see this. I will never see anything else ever again. pic.twitter.com/f1t0gi89lh
— A. T. Pratt (@CartoonTycoon) February 8, 2020
How Do People See Things?
Wait, people can actually SEE things in their head??? Not just?? Imagining an idea???
— vik @ simping for hubert vestra (@GoldenGrayscale) February 7, 2020
This One Saw a Clear Apple!
1. what are the rest of you doing wtf
— i bless the rains down in castamere (@Chinchillazllla) February 8, 2020
Someone Saw the Word
When I try to picture an apple, I see the word "apple." Just the text.
— Holly (@hollyfussell_) February 7, 2020
Mary cleared in her following tweets that an inability to see/visualise images is called Aphantasia. By definition, it is a condition where one does not possess a functioning mind's eye and cannot voluntarily visualize imagery. Now that we know this, can you visualise images in your mind? Do try this out with your friends and family.
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