Join A Global Network Of Image-Free Thinkers

Aphantasia is a journey of self-discovery, but you don't have to go it alone. We offer in-depth, accurate resources and a supportive community ready to embrace your discovery journey. Connect with experienced peers across cultures, continents, countries, cities, and communities. Discover the advantage of understanding, sharing, and exploring aphantasia together.

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Why Join Aphantasia Network?

Access a global network of professional aphantasics (and those curious about aphantasia) from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Network with peers and experts alike.

Attend our live presentations on the latest aphantasia discoveries. Have your aphantasia questions answered by some of the leading thinkers.

Join our community on Discord. A 24/7 chatroom and supportive space to share experiences or projects, ask questions, and discuss all things aphantasia!

Dive deep into different topics related to aphantasia. Find focused chatrooms on a range of topics, from creativity, to learning, memory, and more!

Meet like minds (literally). Engage in stimulating conversations with experienced peers in an interactive and supportive environment.

Receive exclusive aphantasia updates, unlock premium content and features, giveaways, discounts and more!

Who Am I And Why I Created This Network?

👋 Hey everyone, I’m Tom! 

I’ve journeyed to understand what it means to be a non-visualizer for much longer than there has been a word to describe it.

In my early twenties, I was made aware of this seemingly super-power ability my family and peers had to relive their past experiences in their mind’s eye, solve problems with pictures, and imagine what their future might look like in a real, tangible way.

As a young non-visualizer, I was left feeling like an outsider. Like something was wrong with me and that life was tremendously unfair. What a fantastic advantage it seemed to be for them, and a crippling disadvantage for me.

Today, I see aphantasia as my biggest strength, and I believe deeply that the discovery can unleash hidden potential.

As one of the first 21 cases of aphantasia ever studied, I’ve heard from thousands who wrestle with these questions. So I built the Aphantasia Network to connect us.

Our mission is simple: Unleash the power of image-free thinking

Through in-depth conversations, a supportive community, and access to leading thinkers, we can discover the advantages of the image-free mind.

Whether you’re a full-aphant or a super-visualizer, I’m glad you’re here. Together we can unleash the power of image-free thinking.

Tom Ebeyer

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Cooper Francis

"I've already found it just incredible lurking in this community and seeing how not just similar but essentially identical many of our life experiences are. Thanks for hosting this incomparable community. I've found the conversations really incredible, thanks so much to everyone for sharing."


"Wow, this is a way stronger community than I was expecting! I've been lurking various sources online for months since figuring out I have total aphantasia, and going through the whole "what do you mean not everyone does?" 😂 Thanks for making this group."

Frank Schütz

"After I retired, I learned that scientists were now studying my condition and had a name for it: Aphantasia. Since then, I have met many others like me. In percentages there aren’t many of us, but as individuals there are millions of us all over the world. I have learned so much more about it and have learned that we aphants, are not all alike. There are many, who like me, are good at STEM careers, but there are others who are good in the arts and other fields. We all learn strategies that work for us. All people are unique. Aphants and non-aphants too, have unique abilities and talents. We need to learn from each other to prosper. If you think you may be an aphant, find out! If you are, find people like you to learn with and from. I highly recommend joining the Aphantasia Network and their Discord community where you, like me, can learn about this growing science, and learn from others who have gone before. "

Mike Swanson

For anyone (especially those who are new) I'd highly recommend joining the community meetup. It's always fun and informative.

Auri'An Lay

G'Day to all our new members. I'm pretty new myself, but finding this is an awesome forum for some very interesting conversations (unlike FB!!! LOL). Hoping there will be someone new from Australia!!! We are a bit out-numbered!!! 🤣

Edward Williams

"I must express my deep appreciation for your pioneering efforts within the Aphantasia community. Your dedication and unwavering commitment to advancing our understanding of this realm is truly admirable. You're proven yourself to be a 5⭐ trailblazer 🙂 an innovator making strides in unchartered territory and setting new standards in this field."

Nick Junes

"I admit I am down the rabbit hole of aphantasia because I am the polar opposite and it's actually helping me understand how I relate to people better. I am incredibly visual and do much in my head. Now when I talk to people I try and figure out if we're thinking differently and I think it's helping me communicate better. When I discover someone is not a visual thinker I can adjust the way I communicate. I think this science is SUPER important and I'm so happy the world is finally starting to focus on it even thought it's probably been with us since the dawn of time!""

Frequently Asked Questions

Why join the Aphantasia Network?

Realizing that everyone can do something you can’t can be a tough pill to swallow. Aphantasia Network is the #1 place to discover and learn about aphantasia. Join Aphantasia Network to connect with experienced peers who share similar experiences and challenges. Find your tribe in a community that understands and empowers you on your journey with aphantasia. 

What is Discord?

Discord is a text/chat app that is used by millions of online communities just like ours. Our Discord server is open 24/7 and is organized into themes or “channels” based on popular discussion topics related to aphantasia. Connect with like minds. Ask questions and share your experiences in a supportive environment. Share interesting resources, projects, studies or hobbies you might be working on. Discuss all the latest research and share your perspectives on new discoveries. Discord is your main channel of communication with the Aphantasia Network. We frequently share updates, upcoming events, new media, giveaways and more! 

What if I am not aphantasic, can I still join?

Yes, all internal experiences are welcome! Our community is open to people who experience aphantasia, hyperphantasia and all those curious to learn more about our invisible differences. Maybe you have a child, student, client or friend with aphantasia or hyperphantasia. Perhaps you’re researching imagery differences. If you’re interested in a connected community, then membership is right for you!

What does my membership support?

Aphantasia Network is an unfunded social purpose enterprise. Your membership helps the Aphantasia Network remain a strong advocate for aphantasia as a global leader in awareness, support, community and research. 

What if I can’t afford membership?

Most of our core content will remain free for the community. We never want money to restrict access to critical insights that will help aphantasics with their discovery and understanding. You can access articles about aphantasia, join the public discussion board, watch video recordings after 90 days and receive a monthly newsletter at no cost.

Do you offer a monthly plan?

We do. Select the monthly option here.

I am researching imagery differences, can I join?

Yes! We’d love to welcome you to our community and learn more about your research. With membership to Aphantasia Network you can access our private Discord community. Discord is a text/chat app that let’s you connect with your community. Here you will find channels to discuss all the latest research and share new studies. Recruit directly from our member community and share your progress with a group of engaged individuals with a vested interest in what you discover. For more participant recruitment options, contact us.

Is there a discount for students?

Yes. Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students can receive a discount on membership. Please send a copy of your active student id to to receive 50% off your membership. Valid until your id expires.

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