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“One of the original 21 people with aphantasia who were studied by Dr. Zeman, Thomas Ebeyer of Kitchener, Ontario, created a website called the Aphantasia Network that has grown into a hub for people with the condition and for researchers studying them.”
“I remember feeling confused, I remember feeling extremely frustrated with the 500 blogs about how you could just meditate and you can visualize,” remembered Ebeyer, “and it would just drive me crazy… what are you talking about? After Ebeyer discovered this about himself, he talked to anyone who would listen, and realized that his differences extend further than the mind’s eye. All of the senses are involved.”
“Ebeyer first realized that other people could mentally visualize at college, when he was around 20 years old. But many people who have aphantasia still don’t know it. “They aren’t aware that their friends and family are visualizing,” Ebeyer said.