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For example, I can imagine me eating barbecue with some details, like appearance, smell, temperature, taste etc, and I end up experiencing all these qualities to a certain extent. But I guess each one of us feels it with a different intensity. Is there a way to verify that? Are different levels of sensory imagination associated with some personality traits?

I think this is a related question, but it does not talk about the intensity of it: What happens when a person "imagines" how food could taste like just from looking at it?

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