Inner Visions

We conjure up images in our heads in order to remember, to solve problems, or to navigate. But one strange medical case suggests that there are other ways to open the mind's eye.

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One day in 2005,  a retired building surveyor in Edinburgh visited his doctor with a strange complaint: His mind’s eye had suddenly gone blind. The surveyor, referred to as MX by his doctors, was 65 at the time. He had always felt that he possessed an exceptional talent for picturing things in his mind. The skill had come in handy in his job, allowing MX to recall the fine details of the buildings he surveyed. Just before drifting off to sleep, he enjoyed running through recent eve...
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