aphantasia

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16:56 Dec 2, 2019
English to Estonian translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Psychology
English term or phrase: aphantasia
Definition from Merriam-Webster:
The inability to form mental images of real or imaginary people, places, or things.

Example sentence(s):
  • The former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios says he has a "blind mind's eye". Ed Catmull, 74, has the condition aphantasia, in which people cannot visualise mental images at all. And in a surprising survey of his former employees, so do some of the world's best animators. BBC
  • Aphantasia, a term coined by Adam Zeman, a neurologist and professor of cognitive and behavioural neurology at Exeter University Medical School, describes people who are unable to visualise. It affects some 2 to 3 per cent of the population, or around 2million people in the UK. Daily Mail
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4afantaasia
Lennart Luhtaru


  

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afantaasia


Definition from a study by Sten Eltermaa:
Meditsiiniline termin seisundi kohta, mille korral kujutlusi pole võimalik esile manada, on afantaasia.

Example sentence(s):
  • Firefoxi looja ja Facebooki direktor Blake Ross on kirjutanud fantastilise loo afantaasiast – oma loo sellest, kuidas ta aru sai, et tal on midagi puudu – et tal ei teki automaatselt või tahtlikult kujutlusi … ja kuidas ta mõistis, et teised kõik (peaaegu kõik) suudavad seda: - Teadvuse Suure Probleemi Lahendamine  

Explanation:
Aphantasia is not used widely in Estonian (or in other languages probably). Translation "afantaasia" is the most logical as prefix a- is used with other similarly constructed terms well known in psyhcology (e.g. afaagia, afeemia, among others).
Lennart Luhtaru
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EstonianEstonian
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