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Flamingos are users: do you suffer from content aphantasia?

As a kid I loved to play a linguistic mind game I concisely called “when things lose all meaning”.

Like many of my endeavours as a kid this game was a solo sport.

The purpose of the game was to make myself forget things. The result is achieved simply and like so: say the name of an animal or object over and over so many times that you genuinely forget what it is.

“So many times” is around 100 and the effect lasted for a good few minutes. In one particularly intense round of “when things lose all meaning” my memory loss lasted for longer than usual and I honestly thought I’d wiped out 90% of my memories about flamingos. Specifically what they looked like and how they behaved. A sort-of temporary aphantasia.

Flamingos are users.


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