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Ce carnet d’hypothèses a pour objectif de regrouper les informations concernant les travaux de recherche sur l’aphantasie du Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition (LPNC), associé au CNRS, à l’Université Grenoble-Alpes (UGA).

Le but de ce projet est de mener une enquête internationale à large échelle pour tenter de mieux décrire ce phénomène encore méconnu et de confronter données introspectives subjectives et mesures physiologiques objectives.

Le projet devrait permettre des avancées neuroscientifiques sur l’imagerie et des applications en neuropsychologie et sciences de l’éducation, par la prise en compte de l’interaction complexe qui se joue entre imagerie mentale, attention et mémorisation.

The aim of this hypotheses website is to provide a central hub for the information regarding our work and research into aphantasia at the Psychology and NeuroCognition Laboratory (LPNC), at the University Grenoble-Alpes (UGA). 

The current objective of this project is to conduct large-scale, international studies to explore this relatively unknown phenomenon. We are particularly interested in using both subjective, introspective methods in conjunction with objective physiological measures.

Ultimately we expect this project to lead to theoretical advances in neuroscience with applications in domains as diverse as neuro-imagery, neuropsychology and education. Of particular importance is the complex relationship between mental imagery, memory and attention.


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  1. I’ve been very curious as to why some people have an inner voice and some don’t and that’s lead me here. I know that I can visualize machines and they way they operate way better than I can imagine the shape and outline of a landscape or apple. I will keep up to date on your research and participate in this study you guys are doing amazing work.

  2. Please include me in future research. I don’t see, hear, taste, smell, feel anything in my mind. I have a hard time remembering what things look, sound, smell, taste or feel like. I find these abilities to be baffling. But I am very intelligent and don’t have any trouble functioning in the world. I can identity things in the real world or in recordings. I don’t feel limited. I just cannot picture things. I cannot draw well from my mind but I am an excellent craftsman and I can faithfully copy someone else’s artwork.

    Thanks for doing this research.

    1. Thank you for your enthusiasm and interest.

      For the moment other experiments are in the pipeline and we will both update the site and send out an email when they are live. Like you we are very curious to understand exactly what is going on. It seems evident that aphantasia and hyperphantasia impact on the way we relate with the world, and there are advantages and disadvantages associated with these differing strengths of mental imagery. But we all live, learn and develop into people that are engaged in the world. We are almost at the stage of conducting preliminary analyses and I (like you) can’t wait to find out what our research shows…

      Best regards

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