Love ❤ this! How good is your visualization memory?
Sudden memories that pop up in our minds, triggering all sorts of feelings – how weird is that?
I was shopping at a home improvement store the other day, and while crossing the lumber section a memory triggered by the smell of lumber popped up, one tied to a distinct smell from childhood.
Took me to my grandparents’ house, where there was a shed filled with freshly cut wood.
I stood there like a dummy, in the home improvement store, transfixed by this forty-year old image developing in my mind’s eye, one so real I could almost touch. I haven’t thought of my grandparents in ages, but suddenly I felt a renewed sense of loss.
Science tells us some people have a vivid mind’s eyes, while others have none at all. This variation in human experience for the former is called hyperphantasia – an overactive mind’s eye.
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