Tell me about your level of mental imaging. In this Can You Visualize? thread posters talk about their visualization abilities. It’s interesting, but I’d like some rough percentages to go with the anecdotes. And if your imaging abilities affect your life or livelihood I’d like to hear about that.
My own imaging abilities are pretty bad. In a chess thread Glee wrote about working on his visualization abilities until one night he could “see” a chess board in his mind. I cannot summon an image of a chess board with four squares, much less 64 (however, my illustration and photography abilities are above the 99th percentile). When I try to mentally see an object --Mona Lisa, my car, a chess board-- the picture is dark “Karo syrup” brown with fuzzy details forming and then disappearing after a second or two. An imagined fish is silver, then there’s a vague fish form, then that’s replaced with a murky image of scales. A trout gets a different set of fuzzy details than a swordfish.
Have a look at the poll choices and pick the one that’s closest. Feel free to offer up more details; maybe the next poll will have improved options.