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Old 06-24-2015, 02:25 AM   #971
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:17 PM   #972
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Here's a new one for the Disadvantage list, along with Innumerate, Illiterate, and Non-Iconographic: aphantasia, the inability to picture things in one's mind. Sufferers can react to images just fine -- they can recognize faces, for example, and identify colors. They just can't picture anything; brain scans show certain regions lack activity during attempts at visualization exercises.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:24 PM   #973
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A different meaning of the 'car wars' word-combination.
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:22 AM   #974
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Here's a new one for the Disadvantage list, along with Innumerate, Illiterate, and Non-Iconographic: aphantasia, the inability to picture things in one's mind. Sufferers can react to images just fine -- they can recognize faces, for example, and identify colors. They just can't picture anything; brain scans show certain regions lack activity during attempts at visualization exercises.
This hasn't always been obvious?

There are lots of people who obviously have vastly more mental visualization ability that I do (for example all the ones that say their dreams are mostly visual, or that see pictures of things they are reading). And when you have a range, that some people have zero surely isn't unexpected.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:25 PM   #975
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Dinosaur erotica exists.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #976
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This hasn't always been obvious?

There are lots of people who obviously have vastly more mental visualization ability that I do (for example all the ones that say their dreams are mostly visual, or that see pictures of things they are reading). And when you have a range, that some people have zero surely isn't unexpected.
I not a very visual person at all, but the idea that people can be functional without any ability to visualize objects or people would never have occurred to me. I still think it strangely fascinating how specific aphasia can be, such that one can retain the ability to write but not read, for example.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:51 PM   #977
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Rule 34, dude. There's an erotic book about a woman and a bear, not a magical talking bear, but a regular, run of the mill, circus type bear.
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:28 PM   #978
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All you need is the proper interpretation of this quote:

"The Delphi car 'took appropriate action', according to Absmeier."
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:11 AM   #979
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Looks more like a generic scammer.
I know a compulsive liar. She confessed to killing her cousin's baby when it was actually the cousin. Fortunately, even the police didn't believe her. She tells a lie often enough that eventually at least one person believes it; her.
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