Aphantasia’s Effect on Executive Function

Verbal and non-verbal working memory

  1. Ability to use visual imagery (non-verbal working memory)
  2. Ability to talk to yourself in your mind as a form of self-guidance (verbal working memory)
  3. Ability to control our own emotions and motivations: to moderate our emotions so that they’re more in keeping with our welfare and our long-term goals
  4. Ability to plan and problem-solve: mental play, manipulate information in our minds

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