- Stephen Taylor
- Bethesda, MD
- United States
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Can the visual system of the mind pull up stored images and "see" them?
In a darkened room with my eyes wide open my mind is able to generate images that I can often manipulate by thinking about what i want to see. I can change a face into the face of someone I know or into the face of a person with certain characteristics. I often see abstract flickering images in neon colors such as yellow and bright orange. Those images pulsate on their own. I can often imagine what my bedroom looks like with my eyes closed with sufficient realism that I don't know (when the room is fully dark) whether I have my eyes open or not. My mind also produces scenes which seem to be real but which are new to me; scenes with people and building with my viewpoint above the scene. I am not disturbed by this kind of imaging; I like it and seek to initiate it sometimes.