Defining and ‘diagnosing’ aphantasia: Condition or individual difference?

New paper in Cortex Volume 169, December 2023, Pages 220-234 Viewpoint Andrea Blomkvist a, David F. Marks b This post follows other posts on the same topic.and gives details of a recent publication concerning aphantasia.  Andrea Blomkvist and I argue for a more cautious approach towards ‘diagnosis’ of aphantasia, which may best be thought of as an individual difference. WeContinue reading “Defining and ‘diagnosing’ aphantasia: Condition or individual difference?”

Future Self Imagery Questionnaire

This new version of the Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (VVIQ) has been developed as the ‘Future Self Imagery Questionnaire’’ (FSIQ). The instructions, rating scale, and items are all shown below.  Please follow the instructions as carefully as possible. Part A consists of the original VVIQ items. Part B consists of new future self-imagery items.Continue reading “Future Self Imagery Questionnaire”

Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire-2

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”

Aphantasia: In search of a theory

Andrea Blomkvist First published: 01 July 2022, Reproduced here under a Creative Commons license. Disclaimer: Republication of this article by the curator of this website does not imply that the curator necessarily agrees with the point of view expressed by the original author, Andrea Blomkvist. However, in this instance, he does. This is theContinue reading “Aphantasia: In search of a theory”

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