I said yes even though I scored just above, because since I was a child and my dad told me to count sheep, I’ve been practicing being able to visualise. Also, as part of my Metaphysics course we had to learn about visualisation, so I have practiced the examples that the quiz asks. I can only (dimly) imagine something though if I’ve already seen it so it’s like I’m remembering, and can’t do it easily or with all images. This has been one of the things that have puzzled me all my life, as well as not being able to recognise people. It’s why I can’t follow films. I don’t know who the hell anyone is! My friend came to stay with me in Bali and as I was going to the airport to pick her up, I realised I wouldn’t recognise her, and I didn’t, but she was the only person left in the airport so I guessed it was her! Lol! I just shouted her name and hoped for the best.
My score was 8 (out of 40).
I had not realised there was a name for this 'state'.
Has anyone contacted Exeter University to be included in the research?
You might be interested in the questionnaires here medicine.exeter.ac.uk/.../
I can visualise in a way, but not in others, I'm able to construct things, plans visualisations etc in my head, but I can't do faces, people, animals etc. I could create the plans to build say a bench or shed in my head and make it from those plans, but I couldn't visualise a face to even give a rough proportionality of mouth, nose, eyes etc people I see regularly all my life (family), or even someone I've just seen.
Having just done the test I score 20/40, however on the first half which is on people I score 0/20 and on the second half on the sun rising over the horizion I score 20/20 so very different depending on the subject matter.
Hi folks, well I did the test and found it strange, the image I had to focus on wasn’t there, not a horizon on a beach, I could find a horizon in a picture or book I had seen, but couldn’t conjure my own up.
I also couldn’t place a storm of rainbow at the scene I had to imagine!
I could picture a rainbow above the houses opposite me as we had one recently, big sharp full rainbow which lasted quite a while with eventually a second less sharp one underneath, i couldn’t place it on a horizon,not on a beach as I have never seen one in a beach scene?
Same with the storm! I could see the last one I witnessed a few years ago when we were on holiday, it rumbled across the hills and lit up the hills as it flashed,it was at night.
So I couldn’t honestly answer the questions as I could see images but not in the given scene.
so I rely on remembered images! Very specific, as for colour of clothes, nothing came to mind,
My score was 18/40. So 9% share my score, less vivid than average but above lacking those with no minds dye.