Participate in Research

Become a citizen scientist

The impacts of new discoveries into imagery extremes, aphantasia and hyperphantasia, are far-reaching. We are at the base camp of our understanding on how these invisible differences impact our life, work and well-being in different ways.Β 

By becoming a citizen scientist for imagination research you are contributing to new discoveries, discoveries that can impact our life and work in unimaginable ways.


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FAQs about Participating in New Research

Why is your participation important?

Taking an active role in investigating your own unique inner experience and becoming a citizen scientist for imagination research you are improving understanding of our invisible differences and their impacts on the lives, work and wellbeing of future generations.Β 

Who can participate in new research?

Anyone can participate in imagination research.Β  Our research opportunities may focus on anyone, at any age, in any circumstance. Please note that some studies may require you to meet certain eligibility criteria. Please review study overview and details in the email announcement before choosing to participate.Β 

What is the potential benefits to you?

While there is no guarantee that you will benefit directly from participating in new research, there are numerous potential benefits, including new self discoveries, interaction with researchers who are at the leading edge of imagination science, and access to additional information that may not be available to the public yet. In addition, you may feel satisfaction from participating in studies that may contribute to new knowledge and that have the potential of helping others with aphantasia or hyperphantasia. Research studies are 100% voluntary, with no cost to the participant. Some even offer possible rewards or compensation for your time.

Types of research opportunities?

Research studies may test mental imagery ability, new cognitive or behavioural tasks, or new approaches. Some research studies look for better ways to identify imagery extremes. Others may look at the influence of imagery ability in our lives, work and well-being.

How do I become a research collaborator or member?

We’re conducting research and collaborating with researchers across the globe to advance our shared understanding of extreme imagination. Learn more about our research collaboration opportunities here or how we can support your ongoing research needs by becoming a research member here.