Aphantasia Network
Upcoming Member Event
Aphantasia Community Meetup

Meet like minds (literally) and share experiences about aphantasia. Connect with experienced peers, ask questions and engage in stimulating discussions in a fun, informative and supportive environment. All internal experiences are welcome.

September 16th, 2023 @ noon Eastern Time

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Join the Aphantasia Network

Aphantasia Network is more than just a community; it's a movement that challenges conventions and fosters a deeper understanding of the human mind. Our community is a vibrant digital space that fuels curiosity, nurtures understanding, and promotes shared learning around aphantasia. Connect with like-minded people, learn from the leading thinkers, and get involved in live events that take you deeper into our invisible world. Become a member today to join in the discovery.

Why become a member?

Our live events feature some of the brightest minds researching Aphantasia. You get a chance to directly interact with these experts, learning firsthand from their extensive knowledge and insights.

Unlike reading an article or watching a pre-recorded video, these live events offer an interactive learning experience. You can ask questions, engage in discussions, and participate actively in your discovery journey.

Live events feature content that is not available elsewhere. Whether it's a new piece of research, a unique perspective, or a thoughtful exploration of a topic. Our live events can offer you a deeper understanding of Aphantasia.

Every live event is a new opportunity to grow, both personally and intellectually. As you learn from the experiences and perspectives of others, you expand your worldview of Aphantasia.

Engage with researchers and leading thinkers in the field of Aphantasia. Ask questions, engage in discussions, and deepen your understanding of Aphantasia from the comfort of your own home.

As a member, you'll gain exclusive access to our Discord community, a virtual space where you can share experiences, strategies, resources and support. Connect with peers and experts alike!

Can't make it to a live event? No worries. Members enjoy priority access to event recordings for the first 90 days, ensuring that you never miss out on important insights.

Say goodbye to ads. With your membership, you can watch event recordings ad-free. Allowing you to focus on the content that matters most to you.

Neuroscientist Mac Shine delves into the fascinating world of aphantasia—a condition he personally experiences—to challenge conventional views on perception, explore the neuroscience of imagination, and draw unexpected parallels between the cognitive functions of aphantasics and large language models like ChatGPT-4.
August 30, 2023
Discover how individuals with aphantasia engage in imaginative processes using language and how this experience differs from visualizers.
June 28, 2023
Discover the hidden differences that shape human behavior (aphantasia, synesthesia, inner speech) with professor Gary Lupyan, as he joins the Aphantasia Network to shed light on the fascinating world beyond what meets the eye.
May 19, 2023

Aphants *really* like it

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!""

Who am I and why I created this community?

Hey there, 

I’m Tom. Founder of the Aphantasia Network.

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.

As one of the first 21 cases of aphantasia ever studied, I’ve heard from thousands who wrestle with these questions. Questions of feeling disconnected, like their memory and relationships, can be difficult to understand, or their true potential undiscovered.

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

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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Frequently Asked Questions

Why become a member of our community?

Realizing that everyone can do something you can’t can be a tough pill to swallow. By becoming a member of the aphantasia community, you can connect with others who share similar experiences and challenges related to aphantasia. Join us and 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 monthly plans?

We do. Select from our monthly options above.

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 a premium 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 membership@aphantasia.com to receive 50% off your membership. Valid until your id expires.

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