Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire
You have aphantasia
If you weren’t able to visualize any scenarios in the VVIQ, this probably means you have aphantasia. Current estimates are that up to 2% of the population have aphantasia, or the inability to visualize in their mind’s eye.
Please note this assessment only considers the vividness of your visual imagery capabilities, and does not consider other sensory imagery (auditory, olfactory, etc). People with aphantasia cannot experience sound, smell, taste, or any other senses in their mind’s eye. Can you?
If you can’t visualize mentally, how can you write? As an award-winning author with aphanasia, Dustin Grinnell is faced with this question often. His answer? Write by patchwork.
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.
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