The VVIQ of 16 items was published in 1973. An extended version with 32 items, the “VVIQ-2”, was published in 1995. The instructions, rating scale, and items are reproduced below. Researchers are free to use this questionnaire without seeking permission from the author. Instructions Visual imagery refers to the ability to visualize, that is, theContinue reading “Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire-2”
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Tribute to Stephen White
In 2008, the hugely popular press officer at the British Psychological Society, Stephen (Steve) White, was sacked. After a two-year battle with his ex-employer, Stephen White committed suicide. The circumstances of Steve’s dismissal, employment tribunal and death are shrouded in mystery. As is often the case, the Society is the last place one wants toContinue reading “Tribute to Stephen White”
The Action Cycle Theory of Perception and Mental Imagery
Vision2023, 7(1), 12; 14 February 2023 Abstract The Action Cycle Theory (ACT) is an enactive theory of the perception and a mental imagery system that is comprised of six modules: Schemata, Objects, Actions, Affect, Goals and Others’ Behavior. The evidence supporting these six connected modules is reviewed in light of research on mental imagery vividness. TheContinue reading “The Action Cycle Theory of Perception and Mental Imagery”
Paris 2024 Olympic Games: a catastrophe for people with disabilities?
It has been reported by the Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD), on 21 January 2023, that Pascale Ribes, the president of APF France Handicap, has warned about the conditions for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. It appears that the ‘City of Love’ stands totally unprepared to accommodate the 350,000 visitors with disabilities who areContinue reading “Paris 2024 Olympic Games: a catastrophe for people with disabilities?”
A Catalogue of Shame: The British Psychological Society as a Dysfunctional Organisation
The Propoganda Never Stops
In previous posts here, here and here I describe how patients diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomylitis (ME) are continuously misrepresented, smeared and gaslighted by a propoganda machine at the Science Media Centre. In a relentless barrage of distorted messaging, the propoganda never stops flowing. From there, it is fed by mainstream media to the general public.Continue reading “The Propoganda Never Stops”
Science Propoganda for the Media: The Case of ME
Definition: us / ˌprɑp·əˈɡæn·də / information or ideas that are spread by an organized group or government to influence people’s opinions, esp. by not giving all the facts or by secretly emphasizing only one way of looking at the facts (Definition of propaganda from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press). How does oneContinue reading “Science Propoganda for the Media: The Case of ME”
‘Converging Evidence of Similar Symptomatology of ME/CFS and PASC Indicating Multisystemic Dyshomeostasis’
Published on 11 January 2023 in Biomedicines at: https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/11/1/180
Treatment Harms To Patients With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
David F Marks Preprint https://www.qeios.com/read/XUG3PT.2 Abstract Despite evidence of physiological and cellular abnormalities in myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), the dominant therapeutic approach has been cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and graded exercise therapy (GET). Patients report distress and dissatisfaction following healthcare encounters based on GET and CBT. A significant body of research suggests thatContinue reading “Treatment Harms To Patients With Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”
Aphantasia Network’s Variant ‘VVIQ’: Buyer Beware
The variant of the VVIQ used by the Aphantasia Network has not been psychometrically validated.
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