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Become a member of Aphantasia Network to get direct access to like-minded and curious individuals, top-tier scientists and exclusive Aphantasia content. The more people who come together, the more possibilities exist to shape the global understanding of our unique invisible differences.
For individuals to participate in public discussions, contribute to research, and receive monthly newsletters
For individuals to join a connected community, interact with others, and attend monthly events
FAQs about Membership
Why become a member?
Aphantasia Network is an unfunded, social purpose startup. Your membership helps Aphantasia Network be a strong advocate for new research and science funding, and remain a leader in aphantasia awareness, support, community and education.
Benefits of Membership?
✅ Join a global community of image-free thinkers and those curious about aphantasia.
✅ Get exclusive access to members-only content and media.
✅ Connect with others in the aphantasia community through our 24/7 Discord text/chat app.
✅ Find aphantasics near you and communicate across languages.
✅ Get your questions answered by the experts during our Ask Me Anything events.
✅ Attend regular member meetups in our virtual community space.
✅ Join us for live presentations on new research and discoveries.
✅ Participate in new research exploring imagery extremes, aphantasia and hyperphantasia.
✅ Receive discounts on merch and other membership perks.
✅ Enjoy ad-free browsing experience on aphantasia.com.
✅ Support the development of Aphantasia Network financially.
Why isn’t membership free?
Remember all those cool websites you used that were free, but then they shut down and now don’t exist anymore? It’s because free apps don’t make money and therefore can’t survive.
Aphantasia Network is NOT a venture-funded startup. It’s 100% bootstrapped! Until now, it’s been a labour of love and funded entirely by our two Founders.
That means we don’t have any external funding. In fact, funding for aphantasia has been quite difficult to find, whether you’re a social enterprise or looking to find support for new research.
This is because aphantasia is NOT a registered disability. This means that in order for the Aphantasia Network to be a strong advocate for new research and science funding, and remain a leader in aphantasia awareness, support, community and education, we need to rely on the generous support of our growing community.
If you want Aphantasia Network to survive and grow and remain THE discovery place for understanding aphantasia, please support it by becoming a paid member.
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I am a researcher, can I become a member?
Yes! We’d love to welcome you to our community and learn more about what you hope to discover through your research. With membership, you gain access to our private Discord community and new-studies channel where you can recruit participants directly and share updates with the community on the progress of your research.
Is there a discount for students?Yes! Undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students can receive a discount on a premium membership. Please send a copy of your active student id to [email protected] for 50% off your first year.
What if I can’t afford membership?
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 and a discussion forum, videos on our youtube channel and subscribe to our monthly newsletter at no cost. Students with a valid student ID can receive a discount on premium membership.
Can I tell a friend or colleague about membership?Of course! Referring a friend or colleague for membership is a great way to strengthen the aphantasia community. Existing members who refer others with their referral link will receive:
- 1 referral = 5% off recurring
- 3 referrals = 10% off recurring
- 10 referrals = 20% off recurring
- 100 referrals = 100% off recurring