Where is Aphantasia research happening?

DiscussionsCategory: ResearchWhere is Aphantasia research happening?
Tom EbeyerTom Ebeyer Staff asked 1 year ago

I know that research is happening (slowly!) at The University of Exeter but I haven’t seen much more than that. Do you know of any institutions taking this seriously?

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Carla DanceCarla Dance answered 11 months ago

Researchers at The University of Sussex are currently conducting research into aphantasia. We are in the process of recruiting people who have aphantasia to participate in our research, and would be very grateful if anyone who thinks they may have aphantasia would consider taking part.

The focus of the research is understanding how visual knowledge is represented in aphantasia, and how aphantasia may affect domains such as sensory perception, memory, and cognitive and emotional processing.

To register your interest in taking part in our research, all that you have to do is complete a short questionnaire (on a computer, laptop or tablet) that asks you about you and your visual imagery. With your consent, we may then contact you in the future with opportunities to take part in further research (some based online, and some based at Sussex University).

If you are happy to complete the questionnaire, please follow the link below:


It is really important for us to recruit as many people as possible, so we can further our understanding and knowledge of aphantasia. We are extremely grateful for all interest, and participation, in our research.

The link to the questionnaire is also available on our ‘Aphantasia Research’ Facebook page (@aphantasiasussex).

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Carla Dance (c.dance@sussex.ac.uk).

Luc JeanneauLuc Jeanneau replied 4 months ago

I’ve signed up! This is great.

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