Index Tags: Visual Imagery

Quantifying aphantasia through drawing

Online study of aphantasics (n=63) and controls required participants to draw real-world scenes from memory. Study found those without visual imagery show deficits in object but not spatial memory.

Think of a Horse

Tom Ebeyer doesn’t have a mind’s eye, and for the first 20 years of his life he didn’t even know that others did! This radio documentary explores the beginning discovery of aphanatsia through Tom’s journey, and the weaving connection to Professor Adam Zeman, who coined the word.

The neural correlates of visual imagery vividness

Researchers use fMRI to examine brain activation while participants looked at, or later imagined, famous faces and famous buildings. Group comparison revealed low-vividness group activated a more widespread set of brain regions while visualizing than the high-vividness group.

The blind mind: No sensory visual imagery in aphantasia

Study using binocular rivalry and self-rated object and spatial imagery (VVIQ, SUIS and OSIQ) finds people with aphantasia show almost no imagery-based rivalry priming. Findings suggest aphantasia is a condition involving a lack of sensory and phenomenal imagery and not a lack of metacognition.

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