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What techniques can one utilize to increase the vividness of one's mental imagery?

Asked by gcoghill (139 points ) October 16th, 2007

My mental imagery/imagination/mind’s eye is quite vague and unformed. Some people I know claim to have very vivid mental imagery, and I would like to, if possible, train myself to do this more effectively.

I have, on occasion (usually just before falling asleep), had experiences of extremely vivid mental imagery for very brief periods of time. I was also able to control these to some degree, in essence “sketching” with my mind. I want to be able to do this in a waking state for longer and controlled periods of time.

I also posted a related question asking how vivid the typical person’s mental imagery is.

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Watch TV and play video games, like the rest of us.

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