Digital nomad, founder, and amateur philosopher.

I’m Tom, a Canadian entrepreneur based in Valletta 🇲🇹. I’m the founder of Imagination Spectrum, where we lead groundbreaking research in aphantasia and imagination, developing innovative tools to assess and elevate the complexities of the human mind.

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Apple Recognizes Hyperphantasia

This week’s Apple Keynote unveiled something remarkable – the recognition of hyperphantasia, which represents the vivid end of the mental imagery spectrum. During the presentation, a screen prominently displayed “Hyperphantasia: The Vivid Imagination,” highlighting this extraordinary cognitive trait. For those of us with aphantasia, this acknowledgment from a tech giant like Apple is a remarkable […]

What does it mean to imagine?

Imagine your life in 5 years from now… What does it mean to answer this question? It’s a difficult one I’ve been wrestling with. I can think of different ways in which my life might evolve over the next 5 years. I have dreams and ambitions; I can make reasonable projections about what might unfold, […]

Belief is a self-fulfilling prophecy

That quote from Henry Ford has stuck with me for years: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” It captures something profound about how our beliefs shape our lives. I often hear from fellow aphantasics worried they can’t achieve certain goals because of their mind’s unique wiring. I understand that concern. […]

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