physiologically, why aren’t our imaginations of sensations as vivid (good or bad) as the real experience?

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physiologically, why aren’t our imaginations of sensations as vivid (good or bad) as the real experience?

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Tangentially related: trauma (ptsd) can cause intense ‘memories’ that involve physical sensations that match those that occurred during the trauma. Not exactly imagination, but still a mental event that can cause very vivid sensations.