This “aphantasia test” consists of four scenarios and asks you to rank how vividly you can picture them in your mind on a scale of one to five. Each scenario asks you to imagine the face of a loved one, the image of your favourite shop, or a beautiful landscape — and to rate the vividness of the details within each scene.
For each scenario try to form a mental picture of the people, objects, or setting. Consider carefully your experience. Does some type of image come to mind?
Rate how vivid the image is using the five-point scale described below. If you do not have a visual image, rate vividness as ‘1’. Only use ‘5’ for images that are as lively and vivid as real seeing.
The rating scale is as follows:
- No image at all, I only “know” I am thinking of the object
- Dim and vague image
- Moderately realistic and vivid
- Realistic and reasonably vivid
- Perfectly realistic, as vivid as real seeing
For each item, drag the sliding scale to align with the vividness of your visualization.