Participate in Aphantasia Research

Become a Citizen Scientist for Aphantasia Research

The impacts of new discoveries into imagery extremes, aphantasia and hyperphantasia, are far-reaching. But they wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions of citizen scientists. By becoming a citizen scientist for aphantasia research, you are contributing to new discoveries into our invisible differences. Discoveries that have the potential to impact the lives, work, and wellbeing of future generations. Thank you for participating!

Ongoing research studies

You’re invited to explore and get involved in the following research opportunities to directly impact the future of imagination science! New studies will be added periodically.

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FAQs About Research Participation

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

Anyone can participate in aphantasia research.  Our research may focus on anyone, at any age, in any circumstance. Please note that some studies may require you to meet certain eligibility criteria. For example, some studies may require you to experience aphantasia or hyperphantasia to participate, whereas others are open to people across the spectrum of imagination. Please review study overview and details before choosing to participate. 

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 volunteer. Some even offer possible rewards or compensation for your time.

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 wellbeing.

We’re conducting research and collaborating with researchers across the world to advance our shared understanding of human imagination. Learn more about becoming a research collaborator here.

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