Where is aphantasia research happening?

Aphantasia research is taking place at the following institutions globally (that we’re aware of):

  1. University of Exeter, UK, led by Dr. Adam Zeman and the Eye’s Mind Lab
  2. UNSW and Future Minds Lab, Sydney Australia led by cognitive scientist Prof Joel Pearson
  3. University of Westminster, UK
  4. Icelandic Vision Lab, Iceland
  5. The University of Sussex and The Imagery Lab, England
  6. Rotman Research Institute, Canada, The Levine Lab led by Dr. Brian Levine

Are we missing your institution or lab? Let us know in the comments below 👇

Are you a researcher or scientist currently studying aphantasia, hyperphantasia, or imagination science?
You might be interested to know we’re working on a new sensory imagination assessment for quantifying mental imagery across senses, Imagination Spectrum. We also host an annual Extreme Imagination conference to highlight new research/discoveries in this field. We’re now accepting submissions.

Looking to recruit participants for your next research study? Email [email protected] and we’ll be in touch to learn more about your imagination research and how we might be able to help!

Discussion Answer (Father) #24897

“Aphantasia Research Project” in Bonn (Germany): with the actual study “Neural correlates of aphantasia: assessments using functional magnetic resonance imaging.”


Answer for Where is Aphantasia research happening?

@Steve Allen

Of course! Here it is:

The survey title is ‘Extremes of visual imagery vividnes in people with high levels of autistic traits’.

Answer for Where is Aphantasia research happening?

@katherine jones

can you share the link here so others dont have have to search for the link you mentioned?


Answer for Where is Aphantasia research happening?

I am currently doing a research project at the University of Exeter looking at the relationship between extremes of visual imagery and autism.

There is a link to the survey in a separate discussion post.


Answer for Where is Aphantasia research happening?

I am a PhD student at Yale, studying visual perceptioin and cognition. I also have aphantaisia and I’m hoping to begin doing reserach on it. I’m currenlty trying to build a subject pool, so anyone interested in being contacted can email me at [email protected]


Discussion Comments (Child) #25694

Robert…as i am new to aphantaisia/Hyperaphantaisia i really dont know if i have anything to contribute, but i am and have been Curious about myself and why i do things

that dont seem common,  I believe i am Hyper, which does not seem to be all that unusual, but my particular ability seems to be that i can remember musical notes and tunes perfectly 60 years after hearing them, i was recruited and trained as a SONAR technician in the U.S. submarine navy at 18 years old and was a budding audiophile at 10 years old.

i have always had a vivid imagination and have paid a hard price because of it. since i have retired i have spent a lot of time enjoying music of my youth and i find a lot to critique as/per digital representations of music that i know intimatlly from years ago

i dont know if this is unusual except that i suspect my other sence are heightend as well

the only diff. is i am proffesionally trained for sound recognition

i also occasionaly dream in colors