Vividness of Visual Imagery Quiz

  • Discover the vividness of your mind's eye

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  • About VVIQ

    The Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (VVIQ) is the go-to psychometric measurement for researchers studying extreme imagination. It has been proven to be an accurate test of the intensity with which you can visualize settings, people and objects in the mind; and is often used to identify aphantasia. VVIQ was developed in 1973 by the British psychologist David Marks (Marks, 1973). The quiz consists of 16 items in four groups of 4 items in which the participant is invited to consider the image formed in thinking about specific scenes and situations. The vividness of the image is rated along a 5-point scale. The questionnaire has been widely used as a measure of individual differences in the vividness of visual imagery. The large body of evidence confirms that the VVIQ is a valid and reliable psychometric measure of visual image vividness.

    Read more about VVIQ here.

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    For each item on this questionnaire, try to form a visual image, and consider your experience carefully.  For any image that you do experience, rate how vivid it 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 truly as lively and vivid as real seeing.  Please note that there are no right or wrong answers to the questions and that it is not necessarily desirable to experience imagery or, if you do, to have more vivid imagery.

    The rating scale is as follows:

    1. No image at all, you only “know” that you are thinking of the object
    2. Dim and vague; flat
    3. Moderately clear and lively
    4. Clear and lively
    5. Perfectly clear and lively as real seeing

    For each item, drag the sliding scale to align with the vividness of your visualizations.

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