Does aphantasia help or hinder learning? Many researchers and educational experts simply cannot agree, evidently more systemic research into the phenomenon is needed to reach more substantial conclusions.
VVIQ is the go-to psychometric instrument for measuring individual differences in visual imagery and is often used to identify aphantasia. Still, as with any test that relies on subjective reporting, there can be some questions about the validity and accuracy of results.
How many times have you heard a sentence start with “Imagine that?” Well, some people can’t imagine. Literally. A concept the majority of people will find quite far removed from their ordinary thought process.