Vision & Mission
The Aphantasia Network was created with a vision to raise awareness, build community and help shape the global conversation around blind imagination. Our mission is to become a bridge between new scientific discoveries and the unique human experience. We are a community platform for exploring Aphantasia Life, sharing stories, discussing the latest aphantasia research and discovering practical strategies for living with aphantasia.
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.
Co-Founder & Community Animator
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.
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!
Producer & Media Strategist
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 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.
Writer & Journalist
Dustin Grinnell is a writer based in Boston, MA. 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 Genius Dilemma and Without Limits, and is currently working on his third novel, Faraway Island. He holds a BA in psychobiology from Wheaton College (MA), an MS in physiology from Penn State, and is currently pursuing an MFA in fiction from the Solstice program in Chestnut Hill, MA.
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.