Vividness of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (VVIQ)                                                

What are we doing?  

Imagination - the ability to call to mind things that are not actually present to the senses - allows us to explore the past, the future, and the potentially possible. For most people, these experiences are prominently visual, but some people report a complete absence of visual imagery. We have called this absence of visual imagery 'aphantasia'. Others report exceptionally vivid imagery, or 'hyperphantasia'.  This questionnaire has been written to help us find out more about the quality of difference peoples' visual imagery.  
What are we asking you to do?

We would like you to complete this online questionnaire of 16 questions. Each set of 4 questions will ask you to create an image of a scene in your 'mind's eye'. For each of those questions, you are asked to rate the quality of the image you create on a scale from 1 to 5, where '1' is no image formed, and '5' is an image formed as clear and vivid as real life.
What happens to the information you provide?

The information you give us will be treated in confidence, and stored securely in accordance with the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act (1998). Any personally identifying information will be removed from the data before we conduct our analyses: you will not be identified personally by anything you say.
Ethical approval

This research has been approved by the Ethics Committee in the Medical School at the University of Exeter. It is in accordance with the guidelines of the British Psychological Society.

Project contact

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