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Can you identify this unusual neurological (?) reading phenomenon?

It's when "words fall away to pictures" occasionally , perhapps particularly when reading the text of physical books, usually novels, of a large size. It doesn't happen with reading online or e-book readers or textbooks. It's as if the visual imagination (without deliberate activation) overrides what's actually been seen by the eyes, so that the story unfolding is actually being "watched" in the mind's eye in an immersive, vivid way where one becomes virtually unaware of the actual text print and the outside world (so it's not even like watching a movie in a cinema, where there is more consciousness of the real surroundings). This is not just getting immersed in reading - the strong, and not deliberately activated, visualization is crucial. Based on anecdotal evidence, what I'm describing (not from my personal experience) appears to be a rarer rather than a common experience. Anyone have ideas what this neurological (?) trait might be?
posted by zresearch on Apr 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Got to Find a Peace of Mind

I'm having trouble searching for this on Google. But, I'd like to know more about the inner workings of the mind. I'm looking for scholarly articles or anecdotes that discuss how people's minds work. I'm primarily looking for details about how vivid images are in people's minds and how close thoughts feel in someone's head. [more inside]
posted by livinglearning on Apr 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Blue air in, Brown air out

Do you ever use visualization techniques such as imaginary trepanation? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Nov 5, 2009 - 24 answers

How detailed is your mental imagery / mental visualization?

I am curious about how detailed, or photographic/realistic the imagery in one's mind's eye is, and what in general would be considered "standard" for most people. Note I am not talking about "creative visualization" but I suppose it could be related. Specifically I am referring to simply the process of visualizing an object, face or scene in your mind's eye. [more inside]
posted by horhey on Sep 10, 2008 - 39 answers

Affirmations, visualizations and the subconscious mind.

Questions on affirmations, visualizations and the subconscious mind. [more inside]
posted by arrowhead on Mar 20, 2006 - 4 answers

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