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Our Vision & Mission

Realize the full potential of the 2% worldwide without a mind’s eye. 

The Aphantasia Network is the leading community platform for exploring Aphantasia Life; sharing stories of lived experience, discussing the latest research, and discovering practical strategies for living with aphantasia. 

We’re on a mission to become a global network of like minds, and help build a bridge between new scientific discoveries and the unique human experience. 

Join us in exploring how our minds really work, and let’s realize our potential to create, to dream, and to build a better tomorrow.

Founders

Tom Ebeyer

Founder

Tom is the founder of The Aphantasia Network and one of the original respondents to Zeman’s research on aphantasia in 2015. Tom is an entrepreneur with a “vision” to help shape the global conversation around extreme imagination.  Tom has his Master of Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MMIE) from Queen’s University in Kingston. Tom is aphantasic with a superpower in building relationships, architecting digital expereinces, and leading successful ventures.

Jennifer McDougall

Co-Founder

Jennifer is the co-founder of The Aphantasia Network. She’s an entrepreneur with a passion for exploring the extremes and facilitating global conversations. Jennifer has a Master of Design (MDes) in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University in Toronto. Jennifer is phantasic with a superpower in designing better digital-human experiences and uniting people under a shared vision for the future. 

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We're always looking for collaborators; are you working on project/initiative related to aphantasia or hyperphantasia, researching extreme imagination, or interested in media? Fill out the contact form below and we'll be in touch!
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The Team

Paul Aflalo

Paul Aflalo

Creative Director

Paul is an experienced Producer with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. Skilled in Internet Video Production, Radio, Film Production, Adobe Photoshop, and Podcasting. Strong arts and design professional with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) focused in Documentary Media from Ryerson University in Toronto.  Paul is hyperphantasic with a superpower in connecting people through story-telling. 

Kelly Aminian

Kelly Aminian

Director of Research

Kelly Aminian holds an M.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is currently pursuing neurology residency at Dalhousie University. She completed an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience from King’s College London (University of London) and a BSc in Neuroscience from Carleton University. Kelly is aphantasic with a superpower is generating new scientific insight and discoveries.

Dustin Grinnell

Writer & Journalist

Dustin Grinnell is a writer based in Boston. His creative nonfiction has appeared in The LA Review of Books, The Boston Globe, New Scientist, VICE, Salon, and Writer’s Digest, among others. He is the author of the science fiction thrillers, The Genius Dilemma and Without Limits. He holds a BA in psychobiology from Wheaton College (MA), an MS in physiology from Penn State, and an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from the Solstice program in Chestnut Hill, MA. He works as a staff writer for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Collaborators

Adam Zeman

Dr. Adam Zeman

Cognitive & Behavioural Scientist

Zeman trained in Medicine at Oxford University Medical School, after a first degree in Philosophy and Psychology. He’s been a consultant neurologist in Edinburgh, from 1996, and has been Professor of Neurology at Exeter University Medical School since 2005. Zeman coined the term ‘aphantasia‘ to describe the lack of a “mind’s eye” back in 2015.

Patrons

  • Avi Flax
    Konrad Brodecki
  • Julie Coutya
    Matthew Neason
    Amanda Jacobs
    Sally Suen
    Rachel C
    Wayne Sanderson
    Lynn Thies
    Eddy Gurge
    John Bengey
    Renald Miller
    Yvonne Clark
    Devra Kudeviz
    Anthony Reibach
    Sophie

Interested in Collaborating?

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