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Our Vision & Mission

Realize the full potential of the 2% worldwide with blind imagination.

Aphantasia Network is a global community of like minds, working to build a bridge between new scientific discoveries and the unique human experience.

We are the leading community platform for exploring aphantasia life; sharing stories of lived experience, discussing the latest research, and discovering practical strategies for improving performance for people living with aphantasia.

We’re on a mission to raise awareness, and leverage the collective intelligence of the aphantatic community to explore how our minds really work — how we think, create,  and dream with blind imagination.

Join the Aphantasia Network, as we learn and work together to better understand our shared experience and help elevate the global conversation.

Founders

Tom Ebeyer

Founder

Tom is the Founder of The Aphantasia Network and one of the original respondents to Zeman’s research when aphantasia was first discovered in 2015. Tom is an experienced entrepreneur with a “vision” to help shape the global conversation around the power of blind imagination.  Tom has years of experience working with scaling companies in Canada’s largest Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, and holds his Master of Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MMIE) from Queen’s University.

Jennifer McDougall

Founder

Jennifer is the co-founder of The Aphantasia Network. As a Foresight Practitioner, she works with individuals and teams to “imagine” possible futures and actualize desired ones. Since discovering aphantasia, she’s been on a mission to “reimagine” Strategic Foresight strategies and approaches.  Jennifer holds a Master of Design (MDes) in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University.

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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 Storyteller and Producer with a demonstrated history working in the media production industry. Skilled in Internet Video Production, Radio, Film Production, Adobe Photoshop, and Podcasting. Paul is a strong arts and design professional , and holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) focused in Documentary Media from Ryerson University in Toronto.  

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 her Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Neuroscience from King’s College London (University of London) and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Neuroscience from Carleton University. 

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. 

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?

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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